Watertown boy, 11, sent to hospital from vaping

A Juul vape device is used. Caroline Tompkins/The New York Times

WATERTOWN — An 11-year-old boy was transported on Friday afternoon to Samaritan Medical Center after he suffered a medical problem from vaping.

The unidentified boy complained of throat and chest pain and was vomiting after he experimented with his brother’s e-cigarettes shortly after 2 p.m. Friday, fire and 911 officials said.

He was taken by Guilfoyle to the hospital as a precaution, fire officials said.

The Watertown Police Department also responded to the scene.

Last week, New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes and nicotine e-liquids. The ban went into effect immediately.

The impact of health issues associated with vaping has become a national issue.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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