County health officer joins state in urging the public to stop vaping

As the number of vaping-related deaths and illnesses mount, health officials nationwide are warning of severe consequences, though most have stopped short of declaring an emergency.

State health administrators on Tuesday implored people to immediately stop using the vaping devices, which they said posed an “imminent public health risk,” and the governor issued an executive order directing his staff to draft strict rules for the sale of the electronic cigarettes.

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