u.s. va­p­ing-re­lated deaths RISE

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS -

Michi­gan and Penn­syl­va­nia state health of­fi­cials con­firmed one death each from a mys­te­ri­ous lung ill­ness linked to e-cig­a­rettes, bring­ing the to­tal num­ber of fa­tal­i­ties to 20 across 17 u.s. states.

Lat­est data from the cen­ters for disease con­trol and Preven­tion (cdc) listed 1,080 con­firmed and prob­a­ble cases of the ill­ness as of Oct. 1.

the agency last week urged peo­ple to not use e-cig­a­rettes with mar­i­juana in­gre­di­ent tetrahy­dro­cannabi­nol (thc), say­ing that the high-in­duc­ing com­po­nent may have a role in caus­ing the ill­ness.

Here’s what we know about the va­p­ing-re­lated deaths so far:

nearly 70% of the 889 pa­tients, on whom data is avail­able, are male, with 16% be­low 18 years of age, ac­cord­ing to the cdc

data shows all re­ported pa­tients have a his­tory of e-cig­a­rette use or va­p­ing

Pa­tients have re­ported symp­toms such as cough, short­ness of breath or chest pain, as well as nau­sea or di­ar­rhea, ac­cord­ing to the cdc

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