Second U.S. death linked to vaping, officials say

Second U.S. death linked to vaping, officials say

The officials say numerous reports involve e-cigarette products that contain THC, the mind-altering substance in marijuana.

"More information is needed to better understand whether there's a relationship between any specific products or substances and the reported illnesses", the officials 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", CDC Director Robert Redfield and acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless said in the statement.

"Making vaping products more expensive has not been shown to reduce experimentation by youth and will only lead to more adults continuing to smoke deadly combustible cigarettes", association president Gregory Conley said in an email.

Kafoury said she's lobbied for a state tax on e-cigarettes as well, adding that more needs to be done to combat "the myth" that e-cigarettes and vaping are safe. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the affected states haven't identified a cause, but all cases have reported e-cigarette use or vaping.

Regardless of the investigation, e-cigarette and vaping products should not be used by youth, young adults, pregnant women, or adults who do not now use tobacco products.

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Patients are exhibiting symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, in some cases requiring hospitalization. Chance Ammirata, who had never been a traditional smoker, said he started using Juul e-cigarettes a year and a half ago, when he was 16.

The CDC also said people should not buy vaping products off the street or ones that have been modified. "But we still have very few regulations in place, even for commercially sold e-cigarette products".

State health officials in Oregon have now linked the death of man in July to a severe respiratory illness believed to be caused by an e-cigarette, according to a statement from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released on Tuesday.

"Nicotine exposure during adolescence can harm the developing brain - which continues to develop until about age 25", the agency states. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is investigating the death of an individual in July that may be related to vaping, while some reports are now suggesting unregulated THC liquids may be responsible for numerous cases. "They have contests to see how fast you can go through that, so therefore, you're going to get addicted faster because you're taking in a higher dose of nicotine". "They're subject to minimal safety standards and oversights, exposing users to unsafe chemicals. and they are getting into the hands of more and more young people", Wyden said.

Vapes and e-cigarettes have grown in popularity in recent years.

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