The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and state and local health departments have begun an investigation into the lung injury attributed to the use of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or vaping products
CDC Report, "Outbreak of Lung Disease Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping" identifies more than 380 possible cases of lung illness reported from e-cigarette, or vaping use.
Published in NEJM Journal Watch, September 2019. The FDA has found significant amounts of vitamin E acetate in most of the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vaping products tested from people who've become ill with severe respiratory illness.
Is Vaping Safer Than Smoking Cigarettes? National Center for Health Research, September 10,2019. The authors concluded that “E-cigarettes, juuls, and other similar products have not been around long enough to determine the harm they cause in the long run. Unfortunately, many people, including teenagers, are under the impression that e-cigarettes are safe or that they […]
Published in NEJM Journal Watch, September 6, 2019. A person in Oregon died from severe lung illness in July after using an e-cigarette or other vaping device, the state’s health department has reported. It’s the second known death amid a national outbreak of vaping-linked respiratory illness; the first was reported in Illinois in August. In […]
Lawsuits have been filed across the country on behalf of people suffering from vaping-related lung illness. The legal actions largely target JUUL Labs Inc., the biggest player in the e-cigarette market. Altria Group Inc., an investor of JUUL and owner of tobacco giant Philip Morris, is a named defendant in some of the cases. Allegations […]
Physicians at University of Utah Heath Center identify vaping-illness specific cells in lungs of patients that may accelerate diagnosis and treatment. Physicians identified in 10 of 10 patients immune cells called lipid-laden macrophages which may provide clues as to specific cause of the vaping associate lung disease.”