The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that it is now mandating that clinicians across the Bay State report any suspected cases of unexplained e-cigarette or vaping-associated pulmonary disease.
MA health officials are mandating the collection of data on potential cases of lung disease related to the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping. "I'm extremely alarmed for the health and safety of Kansans who are using vaping products and urged them to stop until we can determine the cause of vaping related lung injuries and death".
The state has had six reports of illness possibly associated with the national lung disease outbreak, including three which they believe to be confirmed or probable cases. According to the same report by the CDC, symptoms of the illness include coughing, shortness of breath, chest pains, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, fever and sudden weight loss. The recommendation followed advice from the CDC on Friday for people to consider not using e-cigarette products while it investigates the outbreak. And as Boston reported last week, the second-hand exposure of these products isn't any better for young people than second-hand smoke from cigarettes.
According to the health expert, the use of e-cigarette among youth was a significant public health concern and steps must be taken by parents, educators and especially policymakers to discourage the use of e-cigarettes.
"It is time to stop vaping".
In the lead up to the legal release of cannabis concentrates for vaping, it's important for Canadians to be aware that any such products they may be using now are outside of the legal market.
"There are some inherent risks with vaping and the type of vaping habits that people may have or the vaping materials they use may pose more of a risk than we have recognized before", Tamez said.
In addition to nicotine, the aerosol users inhale and exhale from vaping can potentially expose them to other harmful substances, including heavy metals, volatile organic compounds, and ultra fine particles that can be inhaled deeply into the lungs, health officials said.
Public health officials confirmed Tuesday that two people in Idaho have developed a serious lung disease linked to vaping.
The FDA has faced mounting pressure to curb a surge in teenage use of e-cigarette products.
'If you or a loved one is vaping, please stop.
It is not but very clear no matter if the ailment is distinctive to the United States, although some wellbeing businesses, such as Canada's, say they have not experienced any cases so much.
CDC officials said some laboratories have identified vitamin E acetate in product samples and are investigating that as a possible cause of the illnesses.
Kansas State Health Officer and Secretary for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Dr. Additionally, anyone who has been vaping and is experiencing lung problems should seek medical attention as soon as possible.