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Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:53:32 AM

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Vaping is causing a growing epidemic of lung failure.

One man’s brush with death after vaping-related lung failure
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/one-mans-brush-with-death-after-vaping-related-lung-failure/

Illinois patient’s death may be first in US tied to vaping
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/illinois-patients-death-may-be-first-in-us-tied-to-vaping/
BobShilling
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 5:28:22 AM
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While I am not in any way attempting to claim that vaping is harmless (I simply don't know), I note these words in the first report:

Although the cases appear similar, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention caution they don’t know whether the illnesses are associated with the e-cigarette devices themselves or with specific ingredients or contaminants inhaled through them. It isn’t even clear they have a common cause or whether they might be different diseases with similar symptoms.

The second contained these words:

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that 193 people in 22 states have contracted severe respiratory illnesses after vaping. However, they said a clear-cut common cause of the illnesses hasn’t been identified and that they are being called “potential cases” that are still under investigation.

While it would be criminally negligent, in my opinion, not to research the possible harmful effects of vaping, I think it is not possible (yet), from what I have read, to state categorically that there is a proven link between vaping and certain illnesses/deaths.
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Friday, September 6, 2019 9:58:38 PM

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CDC Says Number Of Possible Cases Of Vaping-Related Lung Illness Has Doubled
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/09/06/758337583/cdc-says-number-of-possible-cases-of-vaping-related-lung-illness-has-doubled

Quote:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the number of possible cases of severe respiratory illnesses among people who vaped nicotine or cannabis-related products has more than doubled, to 450 in 33 states.

"Although more investigation is needed to determine the vaping agent or agents responsible, there is clearly an epidemic that begs for an urgent response," David Christiani of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health writes in an editorial published Friday in The New England Journal of Medicine.

In a media briefing Friday, the CDC suggested people should avoid using e-cigarettes.

"While this investigation is ongoing, people should consider not using e-cigarette products," says Dr. Dana Meaney-Delman, incident manager of the CDC's response to the vaping-related lung injuries. "People who do use e-cigarette products should monitor themselves for symptoms, for example, cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea and vomiting — and promptly seek medical attention for any health concerns."

Late last month, the CDC said the number of reported vaping-related cases stood at 215. Five people have died — in Illinois, Oregon, Indiana, Minnesota and California.

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