“The student had been smoking the vape liquid, became very sick, became unconscious and was transported to the hospital," said Officer Howard Miller, a spokesman for the police department.
The student’s friends told police they had purchased a product called “Green Mist” from VaporKing, a Milton vape shop, and believed that’s what their friend was ingesting before he got sick, Miller told Channel 2. A clerk at the store said they had stopped selling “Green Mist” after receiving complaints about side effects.
Vape pens are legal for people over 18 to use; the devices are used to vaporize a liquid that typically contains nicotine, and can sometimes be used as a replacement for typical cigarettes. Miller warned that parents should keep an eye on their kids to ensure they’re not vaping underage.