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Third e-cigarette death prompts CDC warning
Sept. 6, 2019
By Tauren Dyson
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Since August, there have 450 confirmed or suspected lung illnesses in people who used either tobacco or marijuana e-cigarettes, and a third death from the condition was confirmed Friday. Photo by Lindsay Fox/Wikimedia Commons

Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A third person has died after using an e-cigarette product, reports say.

The death of an unidentified person with a history of vaping resulted from a severe lung injury, the Indiana State Health Department announced Thursday. This death comes amid a nationwide investigation into widespread illnesses in e-cigarette users and a lung condition that appears to be connected to their use.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- along with the Food and Drug Administration, state and local health officials -- began investigating illnesses that might be related to e-cigarette throughout the United States on Aug. 1.

To date, 450 confirmed or suspected cases of illnesses connected to vaping products have been reported in 33 states, CDC officials told reporters during a teleconference.

"We are committed to finding out what is making people sick," said Robert R. Redfield, MD, director of the CDC. "All available information is being carefully analyzed, and these initial findings are helping us narrow the focus of our investigation and get us closer to the answers needed to save lives."

On Thursday, tests from multiple health officials suggest an extract from vitamin E, known as vitamin E acetate, may have caused some of the respiratory illnesses in some patients using cartridges. Others may have resulted from other contaminants being used in the vaping products.

However, the CDC said it's too soon to conclude what caused these illnesses.

"Our laboratory is working closely with our federal and state partners to identify the products or substances that may be causing the illnesses and have received more than 120 samples from the states so far," said Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless. "The FDA is analyzing these for a broad range of chemicals but no one substance, including Vitamin E acetate, has been identified in all of the samples tested."

In the meantime, the agency suggests people "consider not using e-cigarette products," and those who choose to use them should monitor themselves for health symptoms and seek medical attention if necessary.

The agency also recommends that "people who use e-cigarette products should not buy these products off the street and should not modify e-cigarette products or add any substances that are not intended by the manufacturer."

 

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I don't believe it. There has be an underlying cause of the death. E-cigarette sharing with a person infected by a respiratory disease.
 

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Michigan bans flavored e-cigarettes a day after New York
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2019 file photo flavored vaping solutions are shown in a window display at a vape and smoke shop, in New York. Michigan has joined New York in banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials investigate the cause of hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who have used vaping devices. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released details of the ban Wednesday, Sept. 18 and gave retailers, including online sellers, two weeks to comply. The ban includes menthol and mint flavored products. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews File)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Wednesday, the latest state to act following hundreds of serious breathing issues in people using vaping devices that prompted a federal investigation.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said the ban was effective immediately and gave retailers, including online sellers, two weeks to comply. The ban includes menthol and mint flavored products and expires after 180 days if not extended.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Sept. 4 that Michigan would become the first state to move toward banning flavored e-cigarettes, accusing companies of using candy flavors and deceptive advertising to appeal to kids. But New York officially became the first state to institute a ban when regulators approved a set of emergency rules on Tuesday.

“For too long, companies have gotten our kids hooked on nicotine by marketing candy-flavored vaping products as safe,” Whitmer said in a statement on Wednesday. “That ends today.”

Michigan officials said national health data on e-cigarette use found youth use spiked in recent years , including 78% of high students and 48% of middle school students reporting using the products.

Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan’s chief medical executive, called youth vaping “a public health emergency.”
“Today’s filing is necessary to protect the public health,” Khaldun said.

Owners of vape stores in New York have said they are considering a legal challenge to the ban, and challenges also are anticipated in Michigan.
Michigan’s ban specifically included menthol flavored products but excluded tobacco flavored items. New York did not include menthol flavored products in its ban, prompting criticism from some health groups that kids will simply switch to that flavor.

Michigan’s rules also ban any description of vapor products as “clean, safe, harmless or healthy” and limit advertising of vapor products near candy, food and soft drinks in stores.

Federal health officials have not identified a single device or ingredient involved in the lung illnesses. President Donald Trump has proposed a federal ban on flavored e-cigarettes and vaping products.

 

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NOT A SMOKER but Medwakh/DOKHA is best. Sit on a grassy area with trees around, along with a companion, time is 7AM, take one cup, smoke the first puff for 10 seconds, boom, start of a great dizzy day. Had this experience like 6-8 times.

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Thought you were smarter than this. :-P~åæ“
As i said, not a smoker or have any craving for such. It was like this a local friend of mine who i used to talk to sometimes in morning, he worked at du, i tried this like 6-7 time around 1.5 year ago but then didn't touch it. It takes a toll on lungs and damages bronchioles
 

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