Vaping Fumes Cause Vaping-Related Illness States Research
Vaping-related illness is hurting hundreds of people, especially youngsters. Vape liquid contains chemicals that are damaging the lungs, says the New England Journal of Medicine.
About 17 people in the U.S. have died due to vaping-related illness. But more than 800 are reported to be affected by vaping in recent months.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the outbreak has caused severe illness across 46 states affecting around 800 people.
According to reports from Mayo Clinic, lungs are damaged, and the damage resembles a chemical burn say, researchers. The burn resembles exposure to heavy chemical fumes, toxic agents and poisonous gases.
Reports from lung tissue samples at Mayo Clinic of 17 people, who had vaped, show that 70 percent of them had used cannabis or marijuana oil while vaping. There has been chemical contamination and other noxious agents connected with the vape liquids say the report.
More investigation is required to determine the chemical in the vape liquid that is causing injuries, says Dr. Brandon Larsen, the surgical pathologist at the Arizona Maya Clinic.
It is best to refrain from usage of vape products or e-cigarettes says Dr. Scott Harris, the State Health Officer.
Kyle Boyar, the vice-chairman of the American Chemical Society Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision says that various vape mixtures have to be tested and labs are finding it difficult to do it.
The New England Journal of Medicine concludes that the chemical fumes from vaping are damaging the lungs of smokers. Research on lung infection connected with vaping is still in its early stages and more information is required for further action to be taken.
The CDC says that patients who have been affected have been using e-cigarette products that contain THC which is tetrahydrocannabinol. Some have used both THC and nicotine.
Now, Michigan has brought a ban on flavored e-cigarettes and is the first state to do so.