Vaping Related Deaths Largely Linked to THC Products - Not Nicotine

Vaping Related Deaths Largely Linked to THC Products - Not Nicotine

October 30, 2019

People who died from the mysterious outbreak of vaping-related lung injury frequently used products only containing THC, according to the Center for Disease Control.

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CNN writes that “among 19 such deaths with data available on what substances had been vaped, 63 percent reported exclusive use of products containing THC, 84 percent reported any use of these products, 37 percent reported vaping products containing nicotine, and 16 percent said they'd only vaped nicotine-containing products.”

People who died were usually older than the wider group impacted by the outbreak. Of the 29 deaths studied in the new report, the average age was 45, and 59 percent were male. The youngest person to die was 17 and the oldest 75. The CDC reports that these patients “are mostly young, white males.”

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"It is evident from today's report that these lung injuries are disproportionately affecting young people," CDC director Dr. Robert R. Redfield said in a statement Monday. "As CDC receives additional data, a more defined picture of those impacted is taking shape. These new insights can help bring us a step closer to identifying the cause or causes of this outbreak."

CNN reports that there have been 36 vaping-related deaths, while the CDC reports 34. As of Oct. 22, there are 1,604 lung injury cases related to e-cigarette products in 49 states, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands, per the CDC. The week prior, there were 1,479 cases.

 

Original post from Complex



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