54 Vaping Deaths and 2500 Injuries
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the deaths caused by vaping has climbed up past 50. While recently, the number of hospitalization has slowed down, the latest reports released show that 2506 people have been hospitalized because of THC-containing vape products. According to the data, the hight of the outbreak was back in September. Just a few months ago, hundreds of reports were being reported every week. A shocking number to see. For comparison, in August we saw less than 200 incidents. By the end of September, there were over 1,000 total incidents.
According to investigators, the main cause of these deaths and injuries is black-market THC vaping cartridges. These black-market dealers use vitamin E acetate as a thickening agent, causing the spread of EVALI. EVALI is the name the CDC has given the disease that is caused by vaping these products. It stands for E-cigarette or Vaping product use-associated Lung Injury, but vitamin E might not be the only cause. According to the CDC, other substances found in these products are being investigated as well. The CDC says it’s possible that there is more than one cause for EVALI. This is a serious condition, that causes more trauma than simply difficult breathing. If you have used any of these black-market products, stop immediately and seek medical attention.
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