Health Department urges residents to stop vaping immediately

Health Department urges residents to stop vaping immediately

Health Department urges residents to stop vaping immediately

Siegel argues that the CDC's vague, blanket warnings about "e-cigarettes" and "vaping" are "irresponsible and a potential hazard to public health", driven by "a categorical anti-vaping stance that has become commonplace and threatens to undermine decades of anti-smoking efforts". But the long-term health effects of vaping are largely unknown.

"Centers for Disease Control and prevention br / Main US government agency for the protection of public health and public safety".

Johnson said these devices were meant to help people quit smoking. "E-cigarettes contain toxic chemicals, heavy metals and fine particles, and the inhalation of these chemicals can cause irreversible lung damage and lung disease".

The first death related to e-cigarettes was reported last week in IL.

It has not determined one specific cause and available evidence "did not suggest that an infectious disease is a principle cause of the illness", Dr Ileana Arias said in a press briefing.

What scares Dr. Stevens is that from 2017 to 2018, the percentage of students nearly doubled their use to where at the end of 2018 about 20% of 12 graders and about 6% of 8 graders said they were vaping.

Officials have noted that most of the cases involved men, between the ages of 17 to 38.

The number of potential cases has more than doubled over the past week.

A Winnipeg-based respiratory therapist says more research is needed into the health effects of vaping after a patient in the USA died of a severe respiratory illness after using e-cigarettes.

Johnson says a recent survey showed 21 percent of teens have used tobacco products, and 7 out of ten began by vaping. Meanwhile, the vaping and e-cigarette use remains a largely unregulated and under-researched epidemic. "E-cigarettes don't fall into the same category as tobacco, because it's not a combustible tobacco product".

Authorities are asking individuals to get medical attention if they undergo any respiratory signs after vaping.

A survey that included tens of thousands of US teens found that exposure to secondhand aerosols from e-cigarettes rose from one in four students in 2015 to one in three in 2018, researchers reported in JAMA Network Open.

The CDC calculates that one in five high school students and one in 20 middle school students vape.
The vast majority of people who smoke started as children or as young teens, and yet you don't hear about people getting lung cancer until their 40s, 50s, 60s.

Patricia Folan directs the Center for Tobacco Control at Northwell Health in Great Neck, N.Y. She said that "the high concentration of ultra-fine particles in the aerosol can aggravate respiratory symptoms and cause constriction of blood vessels". It involves the use of a mechanical cigarette (electronic or "e-cigarette").

Cases have been found in at least 11 U.S. states.

"Who knows where kids are getting it from", said Michalak. Also, they need doctors to report possible instances to native health departments.

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