On Thursday, the 8th man to die from vaping passed away at a Missouri hospital. The man was in his mid 40’s and had no health complications prior to vaping, which he started only months before his death. Sadly, it looks like this won’t be the last case. CDC officials said that they expect more deaths to be reported in the coming days. So far, there have been over 530 confirmed cases of lung injuries related to vaping. Less than two weeks ago, the number of confirmed injuries was at 380. Vaping injuries have been reported in 38 different states so far. The majority of victims are young men, ranging from under 18 to 34. The fact that so many underaged children are getting their hands on these dangerous products is disturbing.
A few weeks ago, it was assumed that vitamin E was the cause of the illnesses. Vitamin E becomes very difficult to metastasize when inhaled. This was mostly found in THC vapes. THC is the active ingredient in cannabis, and its use is popular among young adults. However, vitamin E is now being found in regular nicotine vape products, and they are even finding other harmful substances in nicotine vapes that pose a danger to users.
If you experience shortness of breath, coughing, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or diarrhea after vaping, seek medical attention immediately. There are still too many unknown factors when it comes to vaping, so its best to be safe if you are using these products.
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