Vaping deaths reported in Nebraska and New Jersey as cases grow

Friday, 04 Oct, 2019

"The deaths that are being linked to vaping has actually just recently been attributed, by the CDC, to black market cartridges of THC oil for dab pens", Seth Larson, a junior who vapes, said.

96% of students who completed the survey are aware of the recent deaths stemming from e-cigarette use.

There have been at least 16 vaping-linked deaths reported in the USA since the illnesses were first reported. There have been 12 deaths due to these injuries and these were from 10 different states. The ages of patients range from 15 to 51, officials said.

About 69% of patients are male.

Of the 805 cases, the CDC has closely analyzed 373 and determined that that two-thirds of people with severe lung illnesses, or 67 percent, are 18 to 34 years old, and 16 percent are under 18. "The last 20 percent are between the ages of 20 and 39".

All reported patients have a history of e-cigarette product use or vaping.

The number of Americans sickened with a severe lung illness tied to vaping continues to climb, US health officials said Thursday.

"We do not know even for the THC containing products that seem to be closely linked with cases in IL and Wisconsin-what the substance is within the products that's causing harm", Dr. Schuchat said further.

Charlie Baker may have banned vaping products-but it seems that the mysterious lung disease that prompted the measure isn't going away anytime soon.

According to the last update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday, 12 people died in 10 USA states. The death occurred in May, but it was only now that the exact cause was established.

The abrupt action of MA resembles the witch hunts of that former colony's past.

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., has called for a moratorium on sales of all vaping products until more information is learned. The plaintiffs-Behram Agha, Boston Vapor and Linda and Jeffrey Vick-argue the mandate violates a Constitutional clause indicating state actions can not overrule federal agency guidelines. Many affected businesses will have difficulty surviving without four months of revenue, which is why national trade organizations such as The Vapor Technology Association and others are considering legal options. Citizens of MA who legally use THC through vaping for medicinal purposes also will be affected by the ban.

Though officials emphasized there was not yet any conclusive findings about the specific cause of the vaping illness epidemic, they advised the public to discontinue use of all vape products, especially e-cigarettes and THC-infused products.

She added that most sickened people were purchasing their illicit THC vape products from the street, rather than in brick and mortar stores or from authorized dealers.

"I breathe a little bit better". "Obviously other folk comprise the skill to head to court if they take to, and we'll proceed to create our case connected to the final public health dispute on this".

New Mexico's Attorney General issued a warning to residents about the health risks of e-cigarettes and vaping.