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Sixth death possibly linked to vaping

11 September 2019

Officials are not releasing details about the two patients except to say "One is in southwest Idaho, and the other is in south-central Idaho", said Idaho Department of Health and Welfare spokesperson Niki Forbing-Orr. Experts don't know what specific vaping products the person used.

That last point is what vaping advocates are highlighting Tuesday.

While many of those who have fallen ill from mysterious vaping-related issues have been in their late teens, 20s or 30s, Norman said the fact the unnamed Kansas woman was in her 50s is a reminder that older adults may also be at particular risk. The proposed amendments would enable product safety requirements to be set for vaping and smokeless tobacco products.

"According to the CDC, 480,000 people die every year from cigarettes".

"That's helpful so physicians can look at the imaging, which has been really important to these diagnoses, and compare patients they have in front of them", she said. He said the industry has had its ups and downs, but nothing quite like this summer, which has brought with a barrage of headlines about potential illnesses and deaths potentially linked to the products.

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She has reviewed data so far from 64 patients, including cases published on Friday in the New England Journal of Medicine as well as other reports.

Houston health officials say three teenagers have been hospitalized with serious lung illnesses following electronic cigarette use and vaping. Also, people with a history of vaping who are experiencing lung injury symptoms should seek medical care.

"Combatting vaping and e-cigarette usage in our middle-school population has been a priority of my office for some time now", said Borough President James Oddo. Hawai'i is second in the nation for e-cigarette use amongst high school students, just behind Colorado.

But many in the vaping community say there is not enough information available yet, or research conducted to discourage people from vaping all together.

The announcement comes as OH says 10 cases of severe lung illnesses in the state are likely due to vaping and 14 more cases are being investigated.

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"Testing needs to be done on everything". They can't stop doing testing on cigarettes. They can't stop on vaping.

"What we try to do as a business is to gain vapers from smokers, and non-vapers from vapers", said Struck, who said his target customers are people who already smoke.

Local hospitals tell FOX4 although there may still be some mystery behind exactly what is, or isn't, causing the spike in sicknesses, one thing is definitely changing.

The Hawai'i Department of Health (DOH) is investigating the first report of a possible case of vaping-associated severe respiratory illness in a Hawai'i Island resident under the age of 18 years. "For this reason, some of the regulatory requirements pertaining to inhalable cannabis extracts, such as vaping products, are even more stringent". Recent FDA laboratory testing has discovered nothing unusual in nicotine vaping products. The first one, claimed only by some health officials, is that a unsafe chemical called vitamin E acetate has been added into the pipeline of some vaping products.

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Sixth death possibly linked to vaping