Vaping Death toll rises to five due to mysterious lung disease

There are now more than 450 possible cases of pulmonary illness associated with vaping

There are now more than 450 possible cases of pulmonary illness associated with vaping

"We are committed to finding out what is making people sick", Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a statement.

The CDC said the total count of confirmed cases of illness linked to vaping remained at 215, the same as its update last month, but a number of other cases of lung illnesses remained under investigation.

Symptoms of the illness include cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fever, the CDC said.

An article on 53 illnesses in IL and Wisconsin noted almost one-fifth of cases were people who said they vaped nicotine alone, and nothing containing marijuana oils.

CDC launched a multi-state investigation into this mysterious lung illnesses on August 1, 2019, and has worked closely with FDA, states and other public health partners, and clinicians to determine the cause.

Dr. Muntu Davis, the county's health officer, said the patient was an "older adult who had chronic underlying health conditions", but vaping is considered the probable cause of death. The majority of those cases involve Hoosiers between the ages of 16 and 29. Experts at the CDC went on to say that there are now 450 reported cases of severe respiratory illnesses among vape users in 33 states across the U.S. Most were between the ages of 18 and 25. It could be a red herring, or it could be one of several causes. Unturned in following any potential leads, including Vitamin E acetate found in numerous samples containing THC and they are committed to taking appropriate measures as the facts are confirmed.

In numerous 450 cases marijuana-based products were consumed.

Officials cautioned, however, that respiratory illnesses have been diagnosed where the vaping product did not contain marijuana. Whether the oils in the lungs came from the e-cigarettes, the body, or somewhere else entirely, is up for debate. The CDC has advised Americans to stop vaping until the effects are better understood. And vitamin E acetate isn't necessarily listed on labels. In addition to healthcare providers, the FDA is encouraging consumers who experienced unexpected health issues from vaping to submit details on the matter through its online reporting portal. "Because consumers can not be sure whether any THC vaping products may contain Vitamin E acetate, consumers are urged to avoid buying vaping products on the street, and to refrain from using THC oil or modifying/adding any substances to products purchased in stores". He was buying marijuana vape juice on the street, meaning that like any drug bought on the street, he had no idea what was in it.

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