(Reuters) – Nebraska reported one loss of life from a mysterious lung illness related to the usage of e-cigarettes, the state’s public well being officers stated, becoming a member of 10 different U.S. states to report fatalities. (bit.ly/2oSM9l7)
A person makes use of a vape as he walks on Broadway in New York Metropolis, U.S., September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
There have been 12 deaths and 805 confirmed and possible circumstances to this point, in accordance with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s (CDC) newest information as of Thursday.
The company final week urged folks to not use e-cigarettes with marijuana ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as information means that the high-inducing element might play a task in inflicting the sickness.
The CDC updates the variety of circumstances each Thursday because the investigation deepens. (bit.ly/2n4TPAm)
Right here’s what we all know concerning the vaping-related deaths to this point:
** As of Sept. 24, 805 possible and confirmed circumstances of the sickness have been reported from 46 states and 1 U.S. territory
** 13 deaths have been confirmed to this point in 11 states: California (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon and Nebraska
** Practically 70% of the 771 sufferers the CDC obtained information on are male, with 16% under 18
** The CDC information notes all reported sufferers have a historical past of e-cigarette use or vaping
** Washington state Governor Jay Inslee final week urged state companies to ban flavored and cannabis-derived vaping merchandise and stated extra stringent guidelines may comply with
** Massachusetts has imposed a four-month ban on gross sales of all vaping merchandise, together with these used for tobacco and marijuana, which is authorized within the state
** A number of vape store house owners have sued Massachusetts, asking the court docket to deem the ban “unconstitutional.”
** New York state, Michigan and Rhode Island have all banned the sale of flavored vaping merchandise
Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Sriraj Kalluvila