States that have reported deaths: Alabama, California (3), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana (3), Kansas (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Virginia. In the US, at least 12 people have died from a mysterious respiratory illness related to vaping, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "I am asking CT residents to not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC".
Two more Hoosiers have died from severe lung injuries linked to the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping.
"I am very concerned that we continue to see new cases of vaping-related lung injury and this outbreak of illnesses and deaths appears to be far from over", said DPH Commissioner Renée D. Coleman-Mitchell. These cases have arisen from 46 states and one US territory.
Most of the cases of the serious lung injury have happened in people between the ages of 16 and 29, a lot of them having reported vaping THC.More news: Miley Cyrus receives sick visit from new love Cody
Data shows all reported patients have a history of e-cigarette use or vaping.
Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Wednesday it will stop the sale of e-cigarette components in the United States, joining retailers Kroger Co, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Walmart Inc that have moved to stop the sale of the devices.
Another 58% said they used nicotine-containing products with or without THC. However, the ISDH said some individuals have reported vaping only nicotine.
The CDC has confirmed 805 lung injury cases associated with vaping across the nation.More news: Apple’s next year iPhone models will cost more than current gen models
The Public Health Agency of Canada said in a statement in September it is "concerned by the continuing rise of cases of severe pulmonary illnesses" in the USA and with a confirmed case in Quebec.
The CDC says people should consider refraining from vaping, especially with products including THC.
Several states have already banned flavored vaping products.
Around 1,300 people have fallen ill since March, nearly all hospitalized, with the rate of new cases showing no signs of slowing despite a series of dire public health warnings.More news: Younger generations more likely to quit job for mental health reasons
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