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US U.S. health officials say there may be more than one cause to vaping-related illness

20:15  11 october  2019
20:15  11 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Police: Kentucky teen arrested in overdose case involving THC vaping

  Police: Kentucky teen arrested in overdose case involving THC vaping The McCracken County Sheriff's Department said a teenage girl told investigators she felt sick after using a THC vaping device.The McCracken County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that a teenage girl showed signs of an overdose at a school Monday afternoon. School officials and other witnesses noticed and called for medical personnel, according to the sheriff's department.

But on Wednesday, Mississippi health officials reported a vaping - related death of a person who was under 30. No specific ingredients or devices have been identified as Given the unanswered questions about the exact cause of the illnesses , many health experts say people simply should not vape.

Health officials , lawmakers and parents have been raising alarms about vaping for a couple of years, warning that products touted as healthier alternatives for smokers are instead E-cigarettes have been sold for more than a decade, but reports of vaping -linked illness started proliferating this year.

(Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Friday there may be more than one cause to the outbreak of the mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarette use, and said they do not see a meaningful drop in new cases.

Man's Hand Holding Vape And Tobacco Cigarettes Over Wooden Desk © Getty Man's Hand Holding Vape And Tobacco Cigarettes Over Wooden Desk

As of Oct. 8, 1,299 confirmed or probable cases of lung injuries linked to vaping were recorded in the United States. About 80% of patients were under age 35, and 26 deaths have been linked to the illness.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued to urge people to stop vaping, especially products containing THC - the high-inducing component in marijuana.

(Reporting by Saumya Sibi Joseph in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)

Juul stops selling its fruit-flavored vape products .
Today, Juul announced that it's suspending the sale of its fruit-flavored vape products in the US. It will no longer sell its mango, creme, fruit and cucumber varieties. The decision comes as the Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigs in an attempt to curb teen vaping and as the CDC continues to search for the cause of a vaping-related lung illness. Juul stopped selling those flavors in retail stores last year. Since then, they've only been available online. The company will continue to sell its mint and menthol nicotine pods even though those could also be subject to the Trump administration ban.

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