Sixth Person In United States Dies From Vaping-Related Illness

Sixth Person In United States Dies From Vaping-Related Illness

A King County teenager is the first person in Washington state to be diagnosed with a severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes, Public Health - Seattle & King County reported Wednesday.

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton says the state is providing schools, parents and students with information about the dangers of vaping, and free vaping cessation treatments. Lee Norman told the network that she had developed full-blown acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Dr. Joseph Tamez, a pediatric lung specialist, said vaping could make symptoms worse for anyone with asthma or breathing problems.

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

It added that the rapid and worrisome increase has prompted a Congressional hearing on the matter, scheduled for later this month. Other symptoms may include fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.


"It is not unusual for patients to be put into intensive care units, and on ventilators".

USA public health officials are investigating 450 cases of vaping-related lung illness across 33 states and one US territory.

Health officials have warned Americans to stop vaping or using e-cigarettes - after identifying more than 450 cases of sicknesses linked to the use of the devices. We urge the FDA to speed up the regulation of e-cigarettes and remove all unregulated products from the market, ' AMA president Dr Patrice Harris, said in a statement. To date, there have been no confirmed cases in Hawai'i of lung injuries associated with vaping.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced the two patients, one a minor and the other a young adult, were hospitalized for a time but are now recovering at home.

San Francisco, the home of market leader Juul Labs, became the first American city to ban e-cigarettes in June a year ago.


According to the CDC, "Many of the patients, but not all, reported recent use of THC (a chemical found in marijuana) containing products, some reported using both THC and nicotine containing products".

Idaho public health officials are concerned about the health risks of vaping products.

But the department said it has not yet confirmed any cases in MA.

E-cigarettes are usually believed to be safer and better than traditional cigarettes, which, according to the World Health Organization, kill up to half of all lifetime consumers. The Wadsworth Center, New York State's public health laboratory, is diligently testing both cannabis and nicotine-containing vape products received from people experiencing serious lung-related illnesses.

Vaping and e-cigarette use has been tied to five deaths in the USA, according to federal health officials.


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