Vaping-related illness sickens over 500 in US

Los Angeles has become the newest city in the United States to take measures to ban scented electronic cigarettes after more than 500 people became ill with the onset of vaping-related diseases.

File-In this file photo, a man exhales while smoking an electronic cigarette in Portland, Maine. 28 August 2019.

File-In this file photo, a man exhales while smoking an electronic cigarette in Portland, Maine. 28 August 2019.
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US officials said more than 500 people were ill from the outbreak of Vaping-related diseases, and Thursday health officials said Thursday as Los Angeles became the latest city to ban scented electronic cigarettes.

According to a weekly report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tally levels due to mysterious lung disease surged from 380 to 530, but the number of deaths did not change at 7 o'clock.

Anne Schuchat, deputy director of the center, said that more than half of the patients involved in patients under the age of 25 are three-quarters male. 16{7be40b84a6a43fc4fae13304fce9a2695859798abfc41afd127b9f8b21c5f9c5} of people with the disease were under 18 years old.

Electronic cigarettes have been touted as a safer alternative to smoking. But critics say that the scented liquid appeals especially to children and there is a risk of poisoning with nicotine, but the risk is insufficiently understood.

The US Food and Drug Administration's lab is testing more than 150 samples of suspected products, but has not yet identified the substances that cause severe lung disease in patients, says Mitch Zeller, who directs the agency's tobacco product center. Mitch Zeller) said.

No disposable pattern

"There's no consistent pattern across multiple products, in use, how they're used, where they've been purchased, and how they're going."

Researchers have so far been careful not to point fingers at either brand, product or source.

In many cases, vaping refills containing THC, the main psychoactive compound of cannabis, were associated with diseased ones.

Cannabis remains illegal in many parts of the United States, so you often buy supplements on the street or on the Internet. Counterfeit refills of unknown composition can also be a cause.

The FDA, which is currently involved in the investigation by the Office of Criminal Investigations, is conducting tests to test whether nicotine or THC has been cut into what substances and whether additional diluents, additives, pesticides, toxins or toxins are used.

The health authorities first realized in July that vaping was associated with severe breathing problems, coughing, chest pain and even nausea reported by young people.

Most reported avoiding e-liquid sprayed with cannabis, but some said they used only nicotine products.

New York State quickly responded to health fears and banned e-cigarettes that tasted on Tuesday, following Michigan's footsteps. Earlier this month, it declared a ban that had not yet entered into force.

On Thursday, Los Angeles City lawyer Mike Feuer also advocates a city ban on scented tobacco products.

And Indian authorities announced a ban on all e-cigarettes on Wednesday.

Concerns have been raised about the US Congress, calling on Democrats and Republicans on Thursday to launch two-party groups to reduce young people's decadence.

"The victims are blocking the election, the national good, the socio-economic good, the geography, the race and the nation," said Raja Krishnamoorthi, the House Democratic Party and group co-founder.

"It is a very big epidemic that everyone is affected at this point."

Krishnamoorthi welcomed the recent announcement that Donald Trump's government will soon enforce a national ban on fragrant electronic cigarette products.

Congressman told a press conference that if peppermint taste was also banned, it would be an important first step.

Republican lawmaker Peter King added: "You must stop the trend of youth." "This is a serious health epidemic."

Source: AFP

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