The Center for Disease control is getting closer to find out the cause of lung illness related to vaping. CDC is cautioning people against e-cigarettes. Also, food and drug administration are investigating severe respiratory diseases. They reported 215 cases of lung illness from 25 states. At least two deaths are documented at this point. Patients are between the age of 17 to 38. Right now, they are searching for the number of youth and adults facing lung illness across the country. They soon will release the precautions to avoid the risk. However, for now, avoiding e-cigarettes is the best choice to maintain good health.
The agency found vitamin E acetate in all 29 samples of lung tissue of patients. However, vitamin E is not the only cause of lung illness. The investigation shows 23 THC samples and 16 nicotine samples, as well. Hence, the exact substance causing disease is still unclear. Research on the role of THC and nicotine in lung illness is going on. The symptoms of lung illness could be cough, chest pain, nausea, and shortness in breath. CDC is suggesting people be aware of these symptoms.
Michigan is the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes this week. San Francisco was the first to ban the sale of e-cigs. E-cigs can cause the risk of cancer and heart diseases. E-cig manufacturers are targeting teenagers in their advertisements. Hence, the Federal trade commission is inspecting manufacturers. CDC is encouraging clinicians to report the cases of lung illness as soon as they detect it. Also, people should consider stopping the e-cig products. People who use e-cigs should check their health status. Paying attention to the symptoms is very important. Youth and pregnant women should never use e-cig. People who are worried about their health should contact the health care provider. CDC is requesting people to submit a detailed report of health issues related to e-cig to the FDA online Safety reporting portal. CDC will keep releasing investigational details to the public.