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CDC Investigating Severe Lung Disease Linked to E-Cigarettes

CDC Investigating Severe Lung Disease Linked to E-Cigarettes CDC Investigating Severe Lung Disease Linked to E-Cigarettes
Gustavo Carr | 22 August, 2019, 15:28

American news service CNN found at least 15 states in the USA have detected more than 120 cases of lung disease or injury, which they have since linked to vaping.

Thomas Haupt, a respiratory disease epidemiologist with Wisconsin's Department of Health Services, told CNN earlier this month that the cases in his state were young people who were "otherwise normally healthy, and they were coming in with severe respiratory illnesses, and in some cases, they actually had to go to the intensive care unit and were placed on ventilators".

The New York State Department of Health said Friday it was "actively investigating" 11 cases.

The patients with severe lung disease reported signs and symptoms of fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, difficulty of breathing, and unexplained weight loss.

The diseases reported from the different states had similarities and appear to be linked to e-cigarette product use.

There have been three patients hospitalized in North Carolina since late July and similar cases have been reported from other states, including Wisconsin, Illinois, California and Minnesota.

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The CDC didn't link the sicknesses to any specific product. "While some cases in each of the states are similar and appear to be linked to e-cigarette product use, more information is needed to determine what is causing the illnesses".

"We do need to concern ourselves with the long term side effects might be in terms of respiratory side effects particularly with patients with chronic respiratory issues and other side effects", said Dr. Dan Urbine, a pulmonologist at UF Shands and VA hospital.

Moore and others are urging the public to cease use of all vaping products while health officials investigate.

A spokesperson for Juul, a leading e-cigarette company, said it is monitoring the reports, which suggest victims were vaping nicotine and THC, a controlled substance the company does not sell.

Health experts have pointed to a variety substances in e-liquids they worry may harm cells or contain "dangerous chemicals", but the full extent of e-cigarettes' short- and long-term risks are yet unclear.

Back in April, the US Food and Drug Administration also began an investigation regarding seizures, reportedly experienced among e-cigarette users. "These products have been marketed as safe without any underlying evidence".