CDPHE: Vitamin E vaping finding a 'lead' but not final answer

Two are hospitalized with vaping-related lung injuries in Stanislaus County | Modesto Bee

Death linked to vaping could be first in Oregon

Public Health officials are advising people not to use e-cigarettes and other vaping products.

Additional reports of lung illnesses are under investigation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is leading the investigation.

There have been two deaths, one in IL and one in Oregon.

Nicotine products can be vaped, but almost all of the three dozen vaping-linked illnesses reported recently in Wisconsin were tied to THC products, according to AP.

The emergence of symptoms in patients with severe lung damage hasn't always followed a consistent pattern.

Consumers utilizing battery-operated e-cigarettes inhale heat-vaporized liquids that will include nicotine, flavors, cannabis, or different substances.

Symptoms of the illness include shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and cough - and though the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not named a cause of the outbreak, each sufferer had vaped before falling ill, according to OR officials.

All required hospitalization. The state is also investigating 11 other people with the illness, the department said in a news release on Wednesday.

Zucker says the number of cases of vaping-associated pulmonary illnesses has been rising, and that people who vape should be warned not to buy unregulated products purchase off the street.

The health agencies reiterated that in some cases, patients acknowledged the use of e-cigarettes containing tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive component of cannabis. That is a commonly available nutritional supplement not known to cause harm when taken as a vitamin supplement or applied to the skin.

While cigarette use among Jersey teens has declined over the past 20 years, e-cigarette and vaping is gaining popularity, particularly among high school students.

"This shameless attempt at backdoor prohibition will close down several hundred MI small businesses and could send tens of thousands of ex-smokers back to deadly combustible cigarettes", Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, said of the MI proposal. "At this point, some of the other states have more data than us".

He said that he vaped a lot, and added THC oil.

"I hope that people realize that they are not the benign products that they are sometimes advertised to be", she said.

It's still a mystery - what's causing the cluster of severe respiratory illnesses among people who've used e-cigarettes?

"We're getting a strong message from the U.S that we need to be careful about vaping devices and aerosols that come from those devices", Chadi said.

The vaping-related death in OR is one of more than 200 similar cases investigated across 25 states.

Tarran says despite all the variation in what vapers inhale, there are two common ingredients in e-cigarettes: nicotine (dosed in varying concentrations), and propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin.

Modie said the agency has no plans at the moment to pull specific marijuana products off shelves.

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