First death linked to vaping reported in Illinois

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First death linked to vaping reported in Illinois

Post by Pete » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:14 pm

A patient has died after developing a severe respiratory disease due to vaping in the first such death in the US, say health officials.

It comes as experts investigate a mystery lung disease across the US that is linked to use of e-cigarettes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there were 193 "potential cases" in 22 US states.

Many of the cases involve vaping THC, the main active compound in cannabis, CDC experts said.

The cases were reported over the course of two months between 28 June and 20 August.

The person who died was "hospitalized with unexplained illness after reported vaping or e-cigarette use", Dr Jennifer Layden, the chief medical officer and state epidemiologist in Illinois, said.

CDC director Robert Redfield said: "We are saddened to hear of the first death related to the outbreak of severe lung disease in those who use e-cigarette or 'vaping' devices."

He added: "This tragic death in Illinois reinforces the serious risks associated with e-cigarette products."
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Re: First death linked to vaping reported in Illinois

Post by nolaxride » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:13 pm

Pete wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:14 pm
A patient has died after developing a severe respiratory disease due to vaping in the first such death in the US, say health officials.

It comes as experts investigate a mystery lung disease across the US that is linked to use of e-cigarettes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there were 193 "potential cases" in 22 US states.

Many of the cases involve vaping THC, the main active compound in cannabis, CDC experts said.

The cases were reported over the course of two months between 28 June and 20 August.

The person who died was "hospitalized with unexplained illness after reported vaping or e-cigarette use", Dr Jennifer Layden, the chief medical officer and state epidemiologist in Illinois, said.

CDC director Robert Redfield said: "We are saddened to hear of the first death related to the outbreak of severe lung disease in those who use e-cigarette or 'vaping' devices."

He added: "This tragic death in Illinois reinforces the serious risks associated with e-cigarette products."
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We've had vaping products on the market for over a decade. I'm wondering what's changed. And how many of those vapers were using some kind of THC product?
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Re: First death linked to vaping reported in Illinois

Post by Pete » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:17 pm

nolaxride wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:13 pm
Pete wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:14 pm
A patient has died after developing a severe respiratory disease due to vaping in the first such death in the US, say health officials.

It comes as experts investigate a mystery lung disease across the US that is linked to use of e-cigarettes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there were 193 "potential cases" in 22 US states.

Many of the cases involve vaping THC, the main active compound in cannabis, CDC experts said.

The cases were reported over the course of two months between 28 June and 20 August.

The person who died was "hospitalized with unexplained illness after reported vaping or e-cigarette use", Dr Jennifer Layden, the chief medical officer and state epidemiologist in Illinois, said.

CDC director Robert Redfield said: "We are saddened to hear of the first death related to the outbreak of severe lung disease in those who use e-cigarette or 'vaping' devices."

He added: "This tragic death in Illinois reinforces the serious risks associated with e-cigarette products."
What is the illness?-------------->
We've had vaping products on the market for over a decade. I'm wondering what's changed. And how many of those vapers were using some kind of THC product?
The basic formula started out as propylene glycol, vegetable oil, nicotine, and flavoring (if you wanted flavoring). There are so many variations and additives nowadays it's not funny.

Sucking CH3CH(OH)CH2OH alone into my lungs would scare me :puke:
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