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WATCH LIVE: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to address vaping and e-cigarette concerns

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Posted at 2:22 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 14:26:27-04

COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine will address growing concerns with e-cigarettes and vaping on Tuesday.

He's holding a press conference at 2:30 p.m. Watch it live below:

There have been growing concerns about illnesses, and even deaths, connected to vaping.

Twenty-five states, including Ohio, have reported cases of severe respiratory illness among teenagers and young adults with a history of vaping. Eleven people in Ohio have been hospitalized with severe pulmonary illness.

The Ohio Department of Health is also sending a message about the health concerns surrounding the growing trend of vaping.

“Vaping is not safe. We recommend that individuals do not vape,” said Dr. Mark Hurst, Medical Director of Health at ODH.