Nebraska health officials investigating several cases of disease linked to vaping

Nebraska health officials investigating several cases of disease linked to vaping

The DOH is seeking more information from healthcare providers to determine if there are other reports that require investigating.

The FDA is also analyzing samples provided by state officials to determine whether the samples contain nicotine, substances such as THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) or other cannabinoids, or other chemicals.

A news release issued Tuesday afternoon indicates patients are experiencing symptoms including coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. If you who need help quitting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, contact your doctor.

Numerous patients reported that they had used e-cigarette products with liquids that contain cannabinoid ingredients, such as THC. Both locals were hospitalized and both had recently vaped cannabis.

The mysterious illness underscores the complicated nature of the vaping market, which includes both government-regulated nicotine products and THC-based vape pens, which are considered illegal under federal law.

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week they are looking at 215 possible cases of lung disease in 25 states involving teens or young adults who have used e-cigarettes or other vaping devices.

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Nancy Gerking-assistant director of public health in Kings County, California-said, "We believe that [patients with the illness] are getting empty cartridges from somewhere and filling them with their own products". Additional pulmonary illnesses are also under investigation by the CDC and the FDA. CDC and FDA said, "Even though cases appear similar, it is not clear if these cases have a common cause or if they are different diseases with similar presentations, which is why our ongoing investigation is critical". The exact cause of the illnesses is not yet known. One adult in IL died after being hospitalized for a respiratory illness that developed after using e-cigarettes. Last week, a death in IL was also linked to vaping.

A death in OR that may be linked to vaping would be the state's first fatality in what health officials described as a "national outbreak" of severe lung illnesses. The 193 figure included unconfirmed cases, health officials previously told reporters.

According to the CDC, no single substance or e-cigarette product has been, to date, consistently associated with illness.

While traditional smoking has declined in New Jersey - less than 14 percent of adults and 12 percent of high school students smoke cigarettes - the use of e-cigarettes is on the rise. In middle school, vaping ticked up 48 percent that year.

Thomas said it's not news to the authority that e-cigarettes can pose health issues.

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