Factbox: U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 21 .
(Reuters) – Massachusetts state well being officers on Monday confirmed one dying from a mysterious lung sickness linked to e-cigarettes, bringing the full variety of fatalities to 21 throughout 18 U.S. states.
FILE PHOTO: A person makes use of a vape system on this illustration image, September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Illustration
Newest knowledge from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC), which updates the nationwide numbers each Thursday, listed 1,080 confirmed and possible instances of the sickness as of Oct. 1. (bit.ly/2IlMmo5)
The company final month urged individuals to not use e-cigarettes with marijuana ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), saying that the high-inducing element could have a job in inflicting the sickness.
Right here’s what we all know concerning the vaping-related deaths to this point:
** States which have reported deaths: Alabama, California (2), Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon (2), Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
** Practically 70% of the 889 sufferers, on whom knowledge is obtainable, are male, with 16% under 18 years of age, in response to the CDC.
** Knowledge exhibits all reported sufferers have a historical past of e-cigarette use or vaping.
** Sufferers have reported signs comparable to cough, shortness of breath or chest ache, in addition to nausea or diarrhea, in response to the CDC.
** Washington governor Jay Inslee final month urged state businesses to ban flavored and cannabis-derived vaping merchandise and stated extra stringent guidelines might observe.
** Massachusetts has imposed a four-month ban on gross sales of all vaping merchandise, together with these used for marijuana, which is authorized within the state.
** A number of vape store homeowners have sued Massachusetts, asking the courtroom to deem the ban “unconstitutional.”
** A federal choose final week denied the trade’s bid to place a maintain on Massachusetts’ four-month ban, saying a short lived restraining order on the ban would battle with the general public curiosity.
** New York state, Michigan and Rhode Island have all banned the sale of flavored vaping merchandise.
** Kroger Co, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Walmart Inc have stated they might cease promoting e-cigarettes at their shops.
Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla and Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Modifying by Anil D’Silva and Sriraj Kalluvila