The state health department has been inundated with reports from clinicians and health care providers detailing the specifics of possible instances of vaping-related illness since the September 11 mandate.
NY state, MI and Rhode Island have all banned the sale of flavored vaping products. Sadly, twelve deaths have been confirmed in ten states. The age breakdown of the patients is as follows: Under 18 years of age (4) 18 to 34 years of age (11); 35 years of age and older (3).
MS is part of a national investigation into severe pulmonary disease or lung injury linked to the use of e-cigarette products (vaping). More troubling is the fact that the media largely has overlooked that the manufacturers of nicotine-containing e-liquids filed their ingredient lists with the FDA years ago. Another MMWR released from Wisconsin and IL shows similar findings says the CDC.
The outbreak of lung disease and subsequent deaths related to e-cigarette products has been a cause for nationwide concern.
We wholly agree with the governor's action, which we see as rightly focused on protecting children while continuing to monitor national trends and developments related to vaping. The trouble that the CDC is finding, however, is that numerous users experiencing lung injuries are not fitting into the manufacturer's guidelines for suggested use.
The newly-reported Nebraska demise comes after three victims within the nationwide spate of e-smoking fatalities have been revealed final week in Mississippi, Georgia and Florida.
"These reports suggest that THC-containing products play a role in the recent cases".
The CDC says the chemical in THC cartridges and other vaping products are making people sick, but they haven't been able to nail down exactly which one yet.
"These findings do highlight the predominate use of pre-packaged, pre-filled THC cartridges obtained through informal sources", said Jennifer Layden, chief medical officer and state epidemiologist at the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The decedent, who was over age 65, was lived in Douglas County, Nebraska.
Although investigation into devices and products is ongoing, the CDC wants the public to consider not using e-cigarettes or vaping products-especially those containing THC.
"And that black market dealers have been "cutting or diluting" with vitamin (E) oil as a cheap thickener", she added.
He said he just wants people who vape, or who want to start vaping, to be careful.
Most cases showed airway-centered acute lung injury (Panel A), often with severe bronchiolitis accompanied by marked mucosal edema, sloughing of bronchiolar epithelium, and peribronchiolar organization (Panel B). "The illnesses we have been seeing are serious".
Baker, continuing to defend his decision Monday, told reporters his administration is prepared to face the lawsuit, The State House News Service reports.
The majority of these cases are in younger patients. "The illness among interviewed patients was severe with almost 60% admitted to an intensive care unit". Authorities did not release her name. The report also said 12 individuals have died as a result of vaping-related illness.
As a reminder, ADPH continues to advise Alabama residents not to use vaping products.
We feel it would be imprudent, at this point, to act against all vaping products, some of which are used for medicinal marijuana consumption or as smoking cessation tools.
The panel was asked about the steps taken by authorities to understand and cut off the supply chain. "I understand people are addicted and have been getting hurt, but why aren't we banning alcohol then?"