1st vaping-related lung illness reported in CNY
While the investigation is ongoing, people should consider refraining from using e-cigarette or vaping products if they are concerned about the health risks.
According to Health Canada, symptoms of pulmonary illness include coughing, shortness of breath and chest pain.
While using cannabis is legal both medicinally and recreationally in California and people can find ways to vape it everywhere, experts say no one should look at it as if it's just like nicotine.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar in a statement said, "HHS and the Trump administration are using every tool we have to get to the bottom of this deeply concerning outbreak of illnesses in Americans who use e-cigarettes".
Last month, Matt Zohfeld said his 17-year-old son Tryston was recovering after being in a coma for 10 days from a vaping-related lung injury.
A study in the January New England Journal of Medicine finds e-cigarettes are helpful in helping adults smokers quit.
Cannabis-containing products are not legally available in New York State for recreational use. "They're subject to minimal safety standards and oversights, exposing users to risky chemicals ... and they are getting into the hands of more and more young people", Wyden said.
A second person in the country has died after developing a severe lung illness that is believed to be linked to vaping, as health officials continue to grapple with the dangers of e-cigarette use and the exact cause of the deaths.
A joint statement from CDC director Robert Redfield and Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless revealed 80 samples supplied by patients across the country are now being tested. Ron Wyden said Wednesday he will introduce legislation next week that would tax e-cigarettes in the same way that traditional cigarettes are taxed to reduce their appeal to teenagers who are increasingly taking up the popular smoking alternative.
The release states suspected cases should be reported to local health department or NDHSS at 402-471-2937.
If you vape: Federal health officials warn against buying products off the streets or modifying e-cigarettes and cartridges.
Ann Thomas, a public health physician working with the OHA makes it clear that there is no singular cause attributed to these respiratory cases at this point, despite the deceased's association with a cannabis vaping device. The FDA is analysing sample for a broad range of chemicals, including nicotine, THC, other cannabinoids, "cutting agents" that may be used to dilute liquids, other additives, pesticides, opioids, poisons and toxins.