A Pennsylvania man was in a medically induced coma on Wednesday due to a severe mysterious lung disease that his parents – and doctors – suspected was the result of a vamping.
19-year-old Kevin Boklar is involved with a cardiopulmonary machine at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, where doctors said he may need to undergo lung transplant surgery.
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"Coughed hard enough to throw up," his mother Debbie Boklar told WTXF-TV. "He didn't look good in the morning. His color was gray. I took him to the emergency room and they did an X-ray."
Debbie Boklar, a registered nurse, said her son has asthma, but she and the doctors agree that it did not cause his severe lung disease.
"They know it's vaping. This is even new to doctors. They told me straight, you know, we were treating all the things that he had, "she said, according to WPVI." He came in, he had double pneumonia. He was treated with antibiotics. They treat all sorts of things, but there are parts that don't even know what's going on. "
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Doctors don't know if Bochlar, a student at Bloomsburg University, will heal himself if he needs surgery or dies.  The impact of mysterious respiratory illnesses prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a tip Friday against the use of e-cigarettes. Health officials say as of Aug. 27, 215 the case of the lung oleness reported in 25 states is probably related to vaping. "
" In many cases, patients report a gradual onset of symptoms, including difficulty breathing, shortness of breath and / or chest pain before hospitalization, "says the CDC." for mild to moderate gastrointestinal disease, including vomiting and diarrhea, or other symptoms such as fever or fatigue. the recent use of p e-cigarette products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) while speaking with medical staff or in follow-up interviews with health officials. "
Vaping has become a nationwide problem in recent years and the consequences are Continued. Last month, a Utah teenager who used to do vaping tricks and try out new products urged others to put their pens on board after getting into a coma hospital
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Michigan on Wednesday banned flavored e-cigarettes in an attempt to discourage teens and other young people from dropping out.
Boclair's mother said no knows ho w to promote Parents can get their kids to stop smoking electronic cigarettes, but to "tell the children immediately:" You are smart kids. Just do not do it. ""
Fox News' Chris Siaksiya contributed to this report.