• April 19, 2019

FDA warns of potential seizure risk in some users of e-cigarettes


FILE PHOTO: A person smokes an e-cigarette in New York, U.S., September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid – RC1DB5CD7580/File Photograph

(Reuters) – The U.S. Meals and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned of potential security dangers from the usage of e-cigarettes after it discovered sure customers had suffered from seizures.

The company stated it has recognized 35 reported circumstances of seizures following use of e-cigarettes between 2010 and early 2019.

Nonetheless, the company stated here it couldn’t but say for sure that e-cigarettes had induced the seizures and the circumstances warrant an investigation into whether or not there’s actually a connection.

Seizures or convulsions are recognized potential unwanted side effects of nicotine poisoning and have been reported in relation to intentional or unintentional swallowing of nicotine-containing e-liquids, in accordance with the FDA assertion.

E-cigarettes have been a divisive matter within the public well being group, with some specializing in the advantage of shifting people who smoke to much less dangerous nicotine merchandise, whereas others worry it might create a brand new technology hooked on nicotine.

Final month, the FDA had launched formal plans to curb the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in an effort to gradual the surge in teenage use of the favored nicotine units.

The company on Wednesday stated that it was additionally wanting into any extra penalties to nicotine use as some e-cigarettes ship excessive concentrations of nicotine.

The FDA stated lots of the studies it had obtained lacked sufficient info to establish a selected model or sub-brand of e-cigarettes.

Reporting by Saumya Sibi Joseph in Bengaluru; Modifying by Shailesh Kuber

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