U.S. officials warn against e-cigarette use

U.S. officials warn against e-cigarette use

U.S. officials warn against e-cigarette use

"The use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products is exploding and we are seeing reports of serious lung illnesses, particularly in our young people", Baker told a news conference.

Nationwide, there have been more than 500 illnesses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last Thursday.

As of Tuesday, 61 cases of potential cases of lung disease related to the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping in MA have been reported to the state.

For those who continue vaping, public health officials urge consumers to avoid buying vaping products on the street, using marijuana-derived oil with the products, or modifying store-bought vape products.

Hundreds more Americans have been sickened by a severe vaping-related illness, with the official tally set to be updated on Thursday, according to a US health official speaking at a congressional hearing on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, the Trump administration said it plans to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, which are popular among young people.

The House Oversight Economic and Consumer Policy subcommittee's probe began in the summer, and so far has focused on the role e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc played in what the panel's chairman, Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi, an Illinois Democrat, has called a "youth vaping epidemic".

In a press conference Tuesday, Baker emphasized that the objective of the ban is to allow time for medical specialists and the government to investigate the recent explosion of vaping-related lung illnesses across the country.

"We are seeing something that we have not seen before", said Dr. Charity Dean, Acting State Public Health Officer.

Provinces need to gather more information to determine if the reports could be cases, Tam said.

The order also requires stores selling vaping devices to post warnings about the health risks of those products and directs California tax collectors to step up enforcement on the e-cigarette industry. In 2017, 41 percent of MA youth reported trying e-cigarettes, and 1 in 5 reported regular use.

"What I heard was deeply troubling", he said.

On Wednesday, health officials from Michigan, North Carolina, Kansas, and MA will appear before the US House Energy Subcommittee on Health along with Schuchat and FDA Commissioner Norman Sharpless. The ban will go until January 25 of next year.

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