I thought it was too good to be true an alternative to letal tabacco smoking that was set to help get us off cigeertes. Vaping was hailed as a safe alternative and now we have some alarming findings right here in Boston
E-cigarettes, or “vapes”, “e-cigs”, “vape pens”, etc. are battery-powered devices, usually containing nicotine or marijunana, that heat the substance and delivers an aerosol to be inhaled by the user. Marketed as a safe way for cigarette users to cut back on tobacco, certain companies have been at the forefront of backlash from health officials and the media about their negative health effects—especially for youth and young adults.
U.S. health officials are investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and vaping devices. They have identified about 450 possible cases in 33 states, including six deaths.
Massachusetts is actively investigating several suspected vaping-associated pulmonary cases. There have been no confirmed Massachusetts cases.
Officials have identified about 450 possible cases, including as many as five deaths, in 33 states. The count includes newly reported deaths in California, Indiana, and Minnesota.
No single vaping device, liquid or ingredient has been tied to all the illnesses, officials said. Many of the sickened — but not all — were people who said they had been vaping THC, the chemical that gives marijuana its high. Many are teens.
People should stay away from vaping devices, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Friday.
The CDC is currently investigating the spate of vaping-related illnesses that have popped up across the country in recent weeks. CDC officials are aware of 450 confirmed or suspected cases in 33 states.
“While this investigation is ongoing, people should consider not using e-cigarette products. People who do use e-cigarette products should monitor themselves for symptoms,” the CDC wrote in a news release.
The chemical compounds used to present the vapour flavours, reminiscent of cinnamon, strawberry and banana, could cause irritation in cells within the arteries, veins and coronary heart.
They trigger the physique to react in a approach that mimics the early indicators of coronary heart illness, coronary heart assaults or strokes, the examine by Boston College discovered.