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Health & Fit U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 52, hospitalizations to 2,409

22:40  12 december  2019
22:40  12 december  2019 Source:   reuters.com

U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 29

  U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 29 Indiana on Thursday confirmed two more deaths from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes, bringing the total number of fatalities to 29 across the country, as U.S. health officials investigate the outbreak that has shown no signs of easing. © DedMityay/Getty ImagesLatest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed 1,299 confirmed and probable cases of the illness as of Oct. 8. (http://bit.ly/2IlMmo5) require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Dec 12 (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Thursday four more deaths occurred since last week from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, taking the total toll to 52.

  U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 52, hospitalizations to 2,409 © HAZEMMKAMAL/Getty Images

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also reported 118 more hospitalized cases from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories, as of Dec. 10. The number of people hospitalized now stands at 2,409.

The deaths have been confirmed in 26 states and the District of Columbia.

U.S. officials last month reported the discovery of Vitamin E acetate — believed to be used as a cutting agent in illicit vaping products containing marijuana components — in all lung samples from 29 patients.

Vaping-related lung injuries rise to 1,604 cases nationwide, CDC says

  Vaping-related lung injuries rise to 1,604 cases nationwide, CDC says As of Tuesday, there were 1,604 lung injury cases associated with e-cigarette products in 49 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alaska is the only state without a reported case. © ShutterStockThat's an increase from last week, when there were 1,479 cases of vaping-related lung injuries. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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CDC has called Vitamin E acetate as a "chemical of concern" and recommended that the substance not be added to e-cigarette, or vaping products, while the investigation is ongoing.

(Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla and Saumya Sibi Joseph in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

Gallery: 25 things vaping does to your body (The Remedy)

You can’t drive by a strip mall without seeing a vape shop—they’re everywhere, and spreading faster than a zombie apocalypse. They might be just as dangerous.Vaping—meaning to the use of electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes), e-hookahs, vape pens, tank systems, mods, and electronic nicotine delivery systems—first debuted in 2003, and were marketed as a less-harmful alternative to smoking. A decade-and-a-half later, we are learning that isn’t the case.The CDC reports vaping is responsible for a mysterious lung disease, with the number of reported infections—and even deaths—increasing by the week. It’s more important than ever to learn about the potential health risks. The Remedy spoke to several of the nation’s top physicians and analyzed data from government agencies to discover 25 things vaping does to your body.

CDC says hospitalizations related to vaping illnesses decline .
Health officials recommended that health care providers follow up soon after patients' hospital discharge.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday reported 54 deaths and 2,506 hospitalizations due to the illness, called EVALI, as of Dec. 17.

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