FILE PHOTO: A person vapes exterior an workplace block in Manchester, Britain, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble
(Reuters) – U.S. public well being officers on Friday reported an increase within the variety of circumstances of respiratory sickness probably associated to using e-cigarettes from throughout 25 states.
The variety of circumstances rose to 215 as of Aug. 27, from the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s (CDC) final replace of 193 circumstances final week.
“Whereas some circumstances in every of the states are comparable and look like linked to e-cigarette product use, extra data is required to find out what’s inflicting the respiratory diseases,” the U.S. CDC and the Meals and Drug Administration mentioned in a joint assertion. (bit.ly/2zwArPh)
The well being companies reiterated that in some circumstances, sufferers acknowledged using e-cigarettes containing tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive element of hashish.
Extra experiences of pulmonary sickness are additionally underneath investigation.
Illinois final week reported the loss of life of an individual who vaped, after being hospitalized with extreme respiratory sickness.
Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Modifying by Shailesh Kuber