More Than 150 People Have Reported Lung Diseases That May Be Linked to Vaping

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a growing number of “severe” lung disease cases that appear to be related to vaping. The CDC first announced on Saturday that it would help state health departments investigate a concerning number of serious lung illnesses apparently linked to use of e-cigarettes, which heat substances including nicotine and cannabis to create aerosols that users inhale. At that time, 94 cases in 14 states had been reported—but as of Wednesday, according to a CDC statement, the number had ballooned to 153 possible cases in 16 states, primarily among adolescents and young adults. No deaths have been reported. There is no known cause of the illnesses, and the CDC notes that it’s not clear whether all of the cases were caused by the same thing. Still, vaping appears to be a common thread across states involved in the investigation. Many patients said symptoms began with difficulty breathing, shortness of breath and chest pain, and some progressed to include vomiting, diarrhea and fatigue. An infectious disease does not appear to blame, the CDC says. The CDC hasn’t zeroed in on any specific vaping product or substance that may be at fault, but many people reported using products that contain THC (a compound in marijuana), according to the latest statement. Health officials in Wisconsin, where 30 cases have been reported, said patients may have consu...
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