Health unit to consider resolution to ban vaping

Health unit to consider resolution to ban vaping

Health unit to consider resolution to ban vaping

State public health officials have confirmed five cases of vaping-related lung illnesses in Georgia, with another 10 being investigated.

Missouri joined the list later Thursday, announcing the death this week of a man in his mid-40s at a St. Louis hospital.

He developed respiratory problems and was hospitalized August 22 before being transferred on September 4 to Mercy St. Louis, where he died this week, the health department said in a news release.

Health Minister Christine Elliott announced yesterday that due to concerns about possible health issues related to vaping following a unusual surge in severe breathing problems or illnesses that seem to be related to vaping, she was ordering all public hospitals in the province to report all possible cases to the government.

"Unfortunately, at the time he started, he didn't know the dangers of vaping, so he continued to use the instrument that was potentially causing his shortness of breath and other problems", Plisco said. CDC hasn't said when people most people got sick.

But if you're an adult who's using nicotine-containing e-cigarettes, you should not revert back to smoking cigarettes; rather you should contact a health care provider who can discuss possible treatments, she said. "We must do everything we can to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among middle and high school students to protect them from immediate lung injury and a lifetime of nicotine addiction".

Layden said IL has now reported 69 cases, up from 52 a week ago, and the state continues to get reports of new cases daily.

Officials say the man in his mid-40's had normal lung function before he started vaping in May.

On Tuesday, New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and other vaping products except for menthol and tobacco flavors. Two thirds (67%) of cases in this investigation are people 18 to 34 years old, and 16% are younger than 18 years old. So far, no single vaping product or ingredient has been linked to the illnesses. Many patients have reported using THC and nicotine.

Ahmed said he is well aware of the situation in London, but it is too soon to tell if any such illnesses have been reported in Windsor-Essex.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported its first case of lung illness related to the use of e-cigarettes.

"Although Saskatchewan has not recorded any instances of pulmonary illness associated with vaping similar to the recently reported cases in the United States and Ontario, earlier this week I directed Saskatchewan public health officials to monitor all cases as they present in intensive care units". Health Canada has also previously stated there had been no known vaping-related illness reported in the nation.

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