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CDC warns people to stop vaping after string of related deaths

Staff from health agencies including the US Food and Drug Administration said they have not linked the illnesses to any specific e-cigarette product or any particular substance in the e-cigarettes US health officials urge people to stop vaping as third death reported
Anna Jefferson | 11 September, 2019, 01:12

The number of deaths linked to vaping is now up to five as the Centers for Disease Control investigate the 450 cases of severe lung illness reported nationwide. The death marks the fourth such reported, with the first two occurring in OR and IL. "We believe that a chemical exposure is likely associated with these illnesses, but more information is needed".

Federal health officials announce another casualty related to the use of e-cigarettes, this time in California. So far, no device, product, or substance has been tied to all of the cases.

"While this investigation is ongoing, people should consider not using e-cigarette products", says Dr. Dana Meaney-Delman, incident manager of the CDC's response to the vaping-related lung injuries. Risky solvents and flavorings are frequently added to black market vape cartridges and a few additives, including vitamin E oil which is used in edible hemp oil products, appear to be a possible cause. Unturned in following any potential leads, including Vitamin E acetate found in numerous samples containing THC and they are committed to taking appropriate measures as the facts are confirmed.

MDH said Minnesota has had 17 patients to date who have been classified as confirmed or possible cases, and an additional 15 cases are under investigation. "As more information comes about and we can narrow down the specific e-cigarette products, we intend to revise that".

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Their use among adolescents has skyrocketed in recent years: Some 3.6 million middle and high school students used vaping products in 2018, an increase of 1.5 million on the year before. The illnesses have set off a sprint by public health officials, doctors and researchers around the country to try to identify the cause.

"CDC officials said that many but not all of the reported and confirmed cases involved both THC - the psychoactive chemical in marijuana - and nicotine vaping".

New York State's public health department said in a statement that after testing product samples provided by patients, they found vitamin E acetate in "nearly all" cannabis-containing samples, including at least one product from each patient, but none of the nicotine-only samples. Until it can determine what's causing the illnesses, the consensus is people should stay away from vaping.

The first case of the mysterious lung illness, in IL, came in April, indicating that the syndrome emerged earlier than the mid-June date that has been often cited by federal officials as the time the afflictions began. The agency says that officials are still looking for a common factor linking all of the cases.

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