CDC Officials Urge People to Avoid Vaping Following Mysterious Lung Illness


This post was last updated on September 29th, 2019 at 01:11 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that works under the Department of Health and Human Services is investigating the vaping-related illness that have led to a significant increase in vaping deaths in the recent years.

In comparison to the early progresses, the center on Thursday claimed that they have narrowed their vaping related investigations for now. Previously the health officials reviewed 450 possible illness cases in 33 states and one jurisdiction, but now they have taken into account 380 “probable” and “confirmed” cases of vaping-associated lung diseases. It was revealed that the young people were the most-affected ones with this illness.

Recently, the reports suggested that six people have died due to the mysterious lung disease. The doctors said that each of them had symptoms of lipoid pneumonia, which is a specific type of pneumonia that occurs when oil enters into an individual’s lungs. One of the most recent deaths was that of a man in Kansas who was over 50 years old and had underlying health issues.  

Since vaping has spread out in over 36 states and the US Virgin Islands, the doctors believe that it could be one of the possible reasons behind the unknown illnesses, although they have failed in reaching to any appropriate conclusions.

While searching more into the potential cause of the illness related deaths, the New York State Department of Health found that many of the sample vaping products contained high levels of vitamin E acetate, the consumption of which worsened the individuals’ health. 

Moreover, the reported cases suggested that some people vaped both nicotine and THC, the marijuana compound that produces a high, while many others used THC and e-cigarettes. The CDC officials have now urged people to avoid vaping.

The outbreak of information has heightened the investigation in the cases, with lawmakers pressing for tighter regulations, favoring vaping ban. But the question is whether vaporizers & electronic cigarettes that are used on a wider scale throughout the country could be strictly regulated?


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