Friday, 20 September, 2019

Medical Professionals Warn Vaping Could Make You More Susceptible to Flu

Vitamin E Found In Cannabis-Containing Vape Products Linked To Deadly Lung Infections Across US Kansan dies from the lung disease linked to vaping, KDHE reports
Gustavo Carr | 12 September, 2019, 02:10

Kansas health officials said Tuesday the recent death of a 50-year-old Kansas resident is connected to vaping.

Kansas health officials say the national investigation has not identified any specific vaping or e-cigarette products linked to all cases however many patients report using vaping or e-cigarette products with liquids that contain cannabinoid products.

Like many users of vaping pens, Constantino picked up the device after quitting cigarette smoking three years ago, and said, 'It's the hardest thing I've ever done'.

At least five people have died in the USA recently after vaping in an outbreak that has sickened hundreds with severe pulmonary disease and left several teenagers in induced comas. Three more suspected cases were being investigated, said department spokeswoman Niki Forbing-Orr, and said officials expected that number to increase. Patients have reported cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, or weight loss.

"It is not unusual for patients to be put into intensive care units, and on ventilators". Her call for action comes just days after health officials urged people to stop vaping until they can figure out why hundreds have been diagnosed with serious lung illnesses.

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The case brings the death toll from vaping-related illnesses across the country to six.

As the CDC and FDA continue to investigate a multi-state outbreak of severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes, here's what you need to know.

The Food and Drug Administration urges consumers to avoid buying vaping products on the street and refrain from modifying any vaping products purchased in stores. Anyone using tobacco or vaping products and attempting to quit should use evidence-based treatments, including counseling and FDA-approved medications. The person was hospitalized "with symptoms that progressed rapidly". "And of course e-cigarette use is never safe for youth, young adults, or pregnant women". Additionally, anyone who has been vaping and is experiencing lung problems should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Investigators say numerous cases involve vaping products that include the primary ingredient of marijuana, THC.

This was curious as high Vitamin E is only found in test samples of products in labs which contain cannabis not nicotine. "It also will allow us to provide case counts to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they continue to try to understand the nationwide impact of vaping-related disease". "The CDC and the Surgeon General agree that the use of c-cigarettes by kids, teens and young adults is unsafe".