Death toll from mysterious vaping-related illnesses rises

Vitamin E Found In Cannabis-Containing Vape Products Linked To Deadly Lung Infections Across US

She says she is screening a lot more of her patients for a history of e-cigarette use than ever before. Lee Norman, Kansas State Health officer and Kansas Department of Health and Environment secretary.

"The effect of that inaction has led to potential product manipulation and permitted tobacco companies to lure a new generation with (electronic cigarette) advertising and flavors directed at youth", Jordan said in a statement to the News Service. Numerous tested samples of vaping fluid used by sick patients included THC. "At least one vitamin E acetate containing vape product has been linked to each patient who submitted a product for testing", the NY health department statement said.

There have been no reported cases in Canada, according to Health Canada, but the department is monitoring the USA investigation and has asked Canadians who vape to monitor themselves for symptoms of pulmonary illness, like coughing or shortness of breath.

The symptoms of these illnesses include cough, fever, shortness of breath, diarrhea and vomiting.

"It is time to stop vaping", Norman said.

According to their release, as of Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, there were more than 450 possible cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette products being investigated nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC).


American Medical Association President Patrice Harris issued a statement saying the "illnesses now sweeping across the country reaffirm our belief that the use of e-cigarettes and vaping is an urgent public health epidemic that must be addressed". "Consumers who use vaping products and e-cigarettes are urged to avoid buying products from the street and to refrain from modifying or adding any substances to products purchased in stores".

This patient had been one of six under investigation for confirmed or suspected vaping-induced severe lung disease in Kansas. Many vaping products come in kid-friendly flavors making vaping more appealing to young people. Symptoms worsened days or weeks before they were admitted to a hospital. The patient reported using e-cigarette products over the past three years.

Youth, young adults, pregnant women, as well as adults who do not now use tobacco products should not use e-cigarettes.

"This inflated perceived use of e-cigarettes could be contributing to the normalization of vaping. Don't put yourself in harm's way, and please follow the recommendations of public health officials".

CDC officials now believe that these cases involve chemical exposure, rather than an infection.

'We must not stand by while e-cigarettes continue to go unregulated.

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