Health Emergency: Vaping related illnesses claim 5 lives

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  • CDS advised the people not to use the e-cigarettes as of now because this is the primary means of preventing this severe lung disease.
  • Apart from sickening hundreds of individuals, the epidemic has left several teens in induced comas.
  • The number of vaping related illnesses has reached 450 cases in 33 states of the US.
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Severe lung disease lefts patients struggling to breathe. This disease is mainly associated with the vaping of illicit products containing THC (a psychoactive compound in marijuana). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of vaping related illnesses has reached at least 450 cases in 33 states of the US. Five deaths related to vaping related respiratory illnesses have been reported this Friday.

CDS has advised the people not to use the e-cigarettes as of now because this is the primary means of preventing this severe lung disease, NBC News quoted Dr, Dana Meaney Delman as telling to the reporters.

The Food and Drug Administration has tested 120 product samples and still been unable to identify one brand, ingredient or substance that could ascertain the cause of illness. The FDA is still scouring the products including THC, additives, pesticides, opioids, poisons, and toxins.

Apart from sickening hundreds of individuals, the epidemic has left several teens in induced comas. Daniel Fox said that the patients that he examined had a type of pneumonia which can occur when either oils or lipids containing substances make an entry into the respiratory portions – lungs.

New York’s health department said that the laboratory test results showed very high levels of vitamin-E oil in cannabis cartridges used by all those affected with the illness within the state and fell ill just after using e-cigarettes and that is why the investigations have been focussed in that particular direction.

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Mostly the patients who have been diagnosed with the vaping related illnesses experience the shortness of breath, fever, cough, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting and reported to have vaped either THC, nicotine, or a combination and all patients did have abnormalities seen in their lungs.

What do you think the ultimate cause of vaping related sicknesses? Share your ideas in the comment section below

  • No body is 100% sure about the reason behind these deaths.  There are doubts that some ppl are mixing drugs with vape juice or the reason could be cheap smuggle juices.

  • day by day it is going to be more dangerous especially they are exploding like a bomb. I used it twice and after that got heat. even I buy the expensive one.

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