New Jersey reports first vaping-related death

New Jersey reports first vaping-related death

New Jersey reports first vaping-related death

THC is a component in cannabis. The report was published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

The CDC reports that the number of vaping-related illnesses has risen to 805; Jonathan Serrie reports from Atlanta. The CDC's website also states that if a lung biopsy is obtained, the routine pathology processing, which includes formalin-fixation and paraffin-embedding, "can remove lipids." . Sadly, twelve deaths have been confirmed in ten states. Two in three of the cases were men.

E-cigarettes and vape pens work by heating a liquid or gel that often contains nicotine. "However, we do not know whether the only risky substance for lung injury is the THC-containing products".

Nationwide, more than 800 people have been diagnosed with severe lung illness from vaping, which has caused 13 deaths, officials said.

We wholly agree with the governor's action, which we see as rightly focused on protecting children while continuing to monitor national trends and developments related to vaping. The CDC has said that no single product has been tied to all injuries. Although the reported cases have not been attributed to any specific compound (or combination of compounds) as of yet, the high association with THC is very alarming.

Ninety percent of cases reported vaping THC, and 60 percent reported vaping nicotine.

THC products may play a role in outbreak of lung injury associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping [news release].

The individual who died was over 65 and from the Douglas County Health Department area, DHHS says. Among the 514 cases the CDC has data on, victims reported vaping both THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and nicotine.

Meanwhile, there has been ongoing controversy regarding the relative safety of one type of cigarette over another, with many survey respondents indicating that they perceive e-cigarettes as less harmful than conventional cigarettes. "At this time, however, we can unfortunately not identify one product, brand, source, or device that's common across all patients", Dr. Schuchat said when questioned by media. "As I read the Indoor Clean Air Act, I think vaping would be included in that, but there are some who disagree with that", said Councilman Chris Jerram.

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic Arizona conducted an examination of 17 cases involving vaping-linked lung injury - including lung biopsies. "The illnesses we have been seeing are serious".

Like New Jersey, Virginia did not reveal additional details about the deceased, nor the substance smoked prior to passing. "The illness among interviewed patients was severe with almost 60% admitted to an intensive care unit". The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is also aiding in the investigation.

All reported patients have a history of e-cigarette product use or vaping.

More than 20 countries have banned e-cigarettes and five more have put restrictions on their sale and use.

Although patients have improved with treatment, it is unknown whether they will experience long-term health effects, officials said.

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