u.s. vaping-related deaths RISE
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