The number of patients with serious lung infections after using electronic cigarettes continues to increase in the United States. A week ago, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report stated that 530 cases caused by vaping. This week, the CDC speaks of 805 established cases and 12 deaths (instead of 7 last week).
3 out of 4 patients are men
The tally of cases began last August, when health officials linked vaping and lung problems encountered by many young patients. According to the CDC, two-thirds of patients are between 18 and 34 years old and 31% are under 21 years old. Three out of four patients are men.
“People become weak and out of breath. Many need to be placed on oxygen in intensive care units” can we read in the New York Times.
No clearly defined cause
“We don’t yet know the specific cause. of these lung lesions. The investigation did not identify any specific e-cigarette or vaping product (devices, liquids, refill capsules or cartridges) or substance that would be linked to all of the cases.
They advise young people, young adults and pregnant women to stop using electronic cigarettes.
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