State Confirms 2 Additional Vaping-Related Illnesses

Grant Boone
November 18, 2019

THC has been present in many samples of vaping products that the FDA has tested so far, and most of the patients who have got sick said they had used THC-products in the past.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said another 121 cases have been reported, bringing the total of confirmed and probable cases to 2,172.

About 86 percent reported using THC-containing products and another 34% reported exclusive use of THC-containing products.

E-cigarettes were the third most common tobacco product used by adults, at 3.2 per cent.

Most who've fallen ill have vaped a combination of THC, the main psychoactive component found in marijuana, and nicotine.

E-cigarette use continues rise in the United States as smoking rates fall to a record low for the second year in a row, a new report finds.

So far in IN there have been 57 probable cases of vaping-related lung illness and 55 confirmed cases.

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Meanwhile, U.S. Senate members have criticized the Food and Drug Administration for taking so long to start regulating vaping products.

State health officials say that no infectious diseases have been identified with the illness, meaning it does not spread form person-to-person and the illnesses are likely associated with a chemical exposure from vaping. Since then, smoking rates have been falling, yet smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the US, according to the new report.

Juul, a popular e-cigarette maker, has stopped all sales of its fruit and "dessert" flavored nicotine pods because of the growing concern surrounding youth vaping.

President Donald Trump and top USA health officials met two months ago to work on a vaping policy, but nothing has yet emerged from the FDA.

Earlier this year, Department of Health advised all e-cigarette users to immediately stop vaping until more is known about its health impacts.

"The cities with the highest and most restrictive smoking bans are the ones with the lowest smoking rates", she said.

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