A couple weeks ago I wrote an article about vaping and it’s connection to lung disease, well now apparently it has been credited with a few deaths. Health Officials in Oregon, Indiana, and North Dakota investigate deaths that look to be connected to vaping.
An Illinois resident died last month in connection with e-cigarettes. The case in Oregon being looked at is a vaping device purchased from a cannabis dispensary, before becoming ill, they are said to have purchased the device in July of 2019.
With my prior report the number of vaping related lung disease was at 200 nationwide, the number has since risen to some 330 cases. With the number of states claiming incidents climbing to over two dozen nationwide.
With Health Alerts issued in Ohio to immediately stop using vaping devices for safety reasons. Perhaps Oregon should issue the same warning to it’s citizens. Doctors have attributed the rise in lung disease to the contaminants being inhaled such as nickel, tin, and lead. With flavored cigarettes also showing a link to serious lung disease.
This week Michigan issued a ban on e-cigarettes, becoming the first state to issue such a ban due to the health concerns. The ban will cover both online and in-store sales of all e-cigarette flavors except tobacco. It will take effect in a few weeks, and allow businesses 30 days to comply.
With a sharp rise of e-cigarette use among students of 78% in just the years 2017 and 2018. It will be years before the full extent of the damage from E-cigarettes can be established, but one thing is for sure, they look to be no healthier for you than cigarettes.
Written by Stephan Ball