More than 200 possible cases of respiratory illnesses have been reported in 25 states after use of e-cigarette products, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is not known to cause harm when ingested as a vitamin supplement or applied to the skin. Many reported a slow buildup before they were hospitalized, including difficulty breathing, shortness of breath and chest pain.
E-cigarettes, which have been available in the USA since about 2007 and have grown into a more than $6 billion-a-year industry, are battery-powered devices that typically heat a flavored nicotine solution into an inhalable aerosol.
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 oil form, called Vitamin E acetate, needs to be heated at a very high temperature to turn into a vapor, the Post wrote. Experts have theorized that bootleg cannabis products may be causing the illnesses as opposed to the kinds of products that are tested and vetted by state agencies.
There is now a "major public health issue, of the fact that we may be spawning a new generation of nicotine addicts", Pipe told The Current's Laura Lynch. Though no specific product has yet been identified, many patients reportedly using products that contained tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).Читайте также: Florida Couple Heeds Dorian Warnings And Moves Their Cars
"I urge everyone that now uses vaping devices to inhale THC or nicotine to stop immediately, and encourage others to not begin using these products..."
A chest X-ray from one of the people in the USA suffering from a pulmonary illness.
An FDA spokesman said the agency is "looking into potential leads regarding any particular constituent or compound that may be at issue".
"We don't yet know the exact cause of these illnesses - whether they're caused by contaminants, ingredients in the liquid or something else, such as the device itself", said Dr Ann Thomas, public health physician at OHA's Public Health Division, in an official statement. It's a nasty concept to modify vaping products or use substances not intended by the manufacturer. Unlike nicotine, THC can be delivered only via oils when vaping.
Experts advise that e-cigarette users should monitor themselves for symptoms and "promptly seek medical attention" if one has concerns about their health.
According to a Fox News report, Kevin Boclair (19) was connected to a heart-lung machine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where doctors have said he might need to undergo lung transplant surgery. The inflammation can cause liquid to accumulate in the lungs, making it hard for someone to breathe, she said. They're typically manufactured in China, he said, and don't have be tested for heavy metals.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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