The Washington Post this week reported that the enforcement arm of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched a criminal probe into the cause of the lung injuries. Or it might be that the vaping somehow disrupts natural lung processes, causing the cells to choke on lipids naturally found in the lungs, researchers said. The investigation has not identified any specific e-cigarette or vaping product (devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges) or substance that is linked to all cases. Symptoms include severe pneumonia, in many cases.
Officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit say the youth was initially on life support in an intensive care unit, but was sent home to recover.
Missouri health officials say the state has recorded its first vaping-related death.
It's "terrifying to think about", Hergenreder told NPR. He said people who do not vape should not start and those who are vaping should "seriously consider the health risks". We spoke to doctors who have treated some of the patients.
"Although more investigation is needed to determine the vaping agent or agents responsible, there is clearly an epidemic that begs for an urgent response", David Christiani, a Harvard University public health professor, wrote in an editorial published on September 6.
"The cases we're seeing and investigating come from throughout Missouri", Williams said.
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DPHHS states that adding to their concern is that e-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco products among high school students in Montana.
Fox says it is not clear which substances or compounds in the vaping products are leading to harm.
Layden said the survey might be able to fill in some details to explain why some people become sick and others do not. The Government of Canada has not yet committed to any decisive action, but in an online update Friday Health Canada said: "The Government of Canada will continue to monitor all available data sources and surveillance systems for signals in Canada and will take action, as appropriate". "E-cigarettes and vaping are not safe and people should avoid using e-cigarettes and vaping until the cause of this outbreak is known".
Williams said the average age of patients with the vaping-related pulmonary disease in Wisconsin is 19.
Juul, the e-cigarette sold by Juul Labs Inc., has been particularly popular with young users.
Over the past several years, there have been a limited number of similar case reports, raising the question of whether there might have been other older incidents that were missed.