Published: Fri, October 04, 2019
Medical | By Mark Scott

USA vaping-related illnesses surpass 1,000, CDC says

USA vaping-related illnesses surpass 1,000, CDC says

But most who got sick said they vaped products containing tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the ingredient that gives marijuana its high.

As of September 30, health officials say there have been 31 cases of lung injury, including this person's death, in Virginia.

The previous deaths occurred in Nebraska, Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Kansas (2), Missouri, Indiana, Minnesota, California (2), IL and OR (2).

"I think Trump attempting to ban Juuls is rather silly, in all honesty", said Larson "I'm in no way saying that Juul is harmless or that vaping in general is harmless, because that's definitely not the case".

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic Arizona conducted an examination of 17 cases involving vaping-linked lung injury - including lung biopsies. More than two-thirds of patients are male, and the median age of cases is 23 years.

Nebraska medical providers have been alerted by DHHS, advising them to consider vaping-related illnesses in patients showing respiratory symptoms and a history of vaping and to report those suspected cases to their local health department or to DHHS.

Baker last week declared a public health emergency and banned the sale of all vaping products for four months.

The CDC now believes there's a link to products that contained THC and this recent outbreak.

The CDC last week recommended that people should stop using e-cigarettes with THC. However, some have reported using only nicotine products.

The Alabama Department of Public Health confirmed a man in East Alabama is the state's first death associated with vaping.

Two of the five new cases reported to the CDC have been confirmed by DPH and three are probable.

MA last week banned the sale of vaping products.

But for those using electronic cigarettes to quit smoking, the concern remains whether they'll return to smoking traditional cigarettes.

Information about e-cigarettes and vapes can be found on the UDOH website here. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is also aiding in the investigation.

"Black market materials that youth are getting their hands on, and even adults, that have not been manufactured by legitimate companies, so we don't know what's in them", Ginny Campbell, with the American Cancer Society, said. In addition 36 percent and 16 percent reported exclusive use of THC containing or nicotine e-cigarettes respectively.

The plaintiffs argue that under the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution, the state government can not supersede the regulations that are mandated by a federal authority.

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