Nebraska investigating disease cases linked to vaping

Nebraska investigating disease cases linked to vaping

Vitamin E acetate is now a focus of the investigation into vaping-related respiratory illnesses that have sickened 34 people in NY, state health officials say. And while vitamin A acetate was not found in any nicotine cartridges tested, researchers are not ruling out the potential for another adulterant or contaminant in nicotine products to have caused some illnesses.

The oil in the Oregon case contained THC, the psychoactive chemical in cannabis that gives consumers a high and the person bought it at a dispensary, the Oregon Health Authority said.

Vitamin E acetate was not found in the nicotine products tested.

The chemical isn't inherently risky and can be found in skin treatments and supplements.

Its name sounds harmless, experts said, but its molecular structure could make it hazardous when inhaled.

Anyone who vapes who is experiencing shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, nausea, vomiting, fever, and weight loss should talk to a healthcare provider, officials say.

Almost three dozen of those cases are in NY state, and investigators there say they are now zeroing in on vitamin E as a possible culprit. The FDA says there have been at least 215 reported cases in 25 states.

As of August 27, the U.S.

Additional reports of lung illnesses are under investigation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is leading the investigation.

If you vape: Federal health officials warn against buying products off the streets or modifying e-cigarettes and cartridges.

The Oregon death is the first in the country involving a vaping product with marijuana. IL officials reported the first death last week.

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"More information is needed to better understand whether there's a relationship between any specific products or substances and the reported illnesses", say Redfield and Sharpless in their recent statement. Many report using both. She also directed the Michigan Department of Transportation to enforce an existing statute prohibiting the advertisement of vaping products on billboards, the story said. Flavoured vaping products have been banned for six months in MI, while city officials in Milwaukee issued a health warning telling people to stop vaping altogether. The agency has issued three recalls in the past, he said. The FDA is analysing sample for a broad range of chemicals, including nicotine, THC, other cannabinoids, "cutting agents" that may be used to dilute liquids, other additives, pesticides, opioids, poisons and toxins.

"We don't know what solvents or other ingredients were in there". Vitamin E acetate was found in 10 of the 18 THC products.

A chest X-ray from one of the people in the US suffering from a pulmonary illness.

The federal lab results seem to confirm findings from New York State.

The liquor control commission would recall a THC product if health officials determine it isn't safe, Pettinger said.

Those officials told the Post that investigators had homed in on the vitamin E-derivative.

The second report of a death has emphasised the danger of this lung disease.

Public health authorities in Oregon haven't determined what sickened the middle-aged adult or whether the person may have added something to the liquid or tampered with the device after it was purchased, said Dr. Ann Thomas, a public health physician with the Oregon Health Authority. Its molecular structure means that "you have to heat it up pretty hot" for it to vaporise. "Less is known about vaping cannabis oil".

Unlike the human digestive tract, which can break down and get rid of foreign substances, the lungs aren't created to handle anything except gases, experts said.

If you use e-cigarette products, monitor yourself for symptoms and promptly seek medical attention if you have concerns about your health.

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