Kansas health officials confirm first vaping-related lung disease death

Kansas health officials confirm first vaping-related lung disease death

The Kansas resident was over 50 and had a history of underlying health issues, state health officials said in a news release. The disease was said to have progressed [PDF] rapidly in this individual, but no other details about the case - nor any of the others in the state - have been provided to protect the individual's identity.

"We are seeing so many people sick with severe lung injury from vaping that the best message is just to stop", Choi said. The governor said he will advance legislation banning flavoured e-cigarettes, as health advocates cite kid-friendly flavours as a key driver of e-cigarette use among youths.

A growing number of health and regulatory authorities in recent days have urged consumers to stop vaping until it is clear what the root cause is. The recent deaths across our country, combined with hundreds of reported lung injury cases continue to intensify.

That same chemical was also found in almost all cannabis samples from patients who fell ill in NY in recent weeks, a state health department spokeswoman said. The remaining three are still under investigation.

A woman in her 50s has become the sixth person in the United States (US) to have died from severe respiratory illness linked to vaping, news reports said. "As that work continues, I urge Kansans to be careful".

Health officials said they do not have detailed information on what specific e-cigarette products were used by the deceased patient in Kansas. Minnesota and Los Angeles county officials also reported deaths in older persons last week. The CDC says it's looking at more than 450 cases of vaping-related illness.

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"Everything out there so far has not proven anything as far as one way or the other, but everything they're seeing now is black market products that aren't registered, things with vitamin E in them", Todd said. Many patients report using vaping or e-cigarette products with liquids that contain cannabinoid products, such as tetrahydrocannabinol.

There is unanimous opposition to vaping among the peak Australian health groups, while the tobacco industry and other vaping supporters are pushing for the regulations to be loosened, arguing vaping makes it easier for people to quit cigarettes.

The symptoms of these illnesses include cough, fever, shortness of breath, diarrhea and vomiting.

"E-cigarette use is harmful, and in partnership with the Health Department, we are educating students and families about its risks", said schools Chancellor Richard Carranza in a statement.

"We agree with the FDA - if you don't want to die or end up in a hospital, stop vaping illegal THC oils immediately", said a spokesman from the American Vaping Association.

"Because consumers can not be sure whether any THC vaping products may contain Vitamin E acetate, consumers are urged to avoid buying vaping products on the street, and to refrain from using THC oil or modifying/adding any substances to products purchased in stores", it said. Additional indicators have included headache, dizziness and chest pain.

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