High school student suffers possible 'vaping overdose': HFD

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A student was taken by ambulance from Lamar High School to Texas Children's Hospital on Thursday for a suspected vaping overdose.

Houston Fire Department told ABC13 a female patient was taken to the hospital.

It's not known the age or the circumstances of the reported overdose.

ABC13 has reached out to Houston ISD for comment on the incident.

The medical episode comes in the midst of growing calls to ban e-cigarettes and vaping devices over deaths citing their use.



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