Don’t Use E-Cigs, Vaping Products With Nicotine, THC: CDC

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Worried with the spate of deaths associated with vaping, CDC recently issued warnings against using e-cigarettes or vaping products. In a press release published on its website, the CDC recommended that any e-cigarettes or vaping products containing nicotine or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) should be completely avoided. The federal agency is currently investigating a multistate and multi-department inquiry into the outbreak of lung injuries associated with vaping products.

It puts the number of such cases across the country at 1,299. Of these 26 cases from 21 states resulted in the death of the patients. The latest findings suggest most deaths occur with the use of THC-containing products from unverified sources. While the CDC and FDA have not identified the precise cause of these injuries, all the patients reported use of vaping products.

Close up of a hand holding an E cigarette

In particular, the CDC recommends that young adults, youths, and pregnant women should completely refrain from using vaping products. Dispelling the notion that e-cigarettes are the safer option, the national health body made it clear that continued use carried risks. Those not currently using tobacco products should not see this as the safer alternative to try, warned the release.

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Paromita Datta covers the latest health and wellness trends for Organic Facts. An ex-journalist who specialized in health and entertainment news, Paromita was responsible for managing a health supplement for The New Indian Express, a leading national daily in India. She has completed her post-graduation in Business Administration from the University of Rajasthan and her diploma in journalism from YMCA, Delhi. She is currently pursuing an e-course, Introduction to Food and Health, from Standford University, US.

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