Massachusetts health officials report first death linked to vaping-related lung injury

Massachusetts health officials report first death linked to vaping-related lung injury”

More information is needed to know whether a single product, substance, or brand is responsible for the lung injuries.

Illness/deaths linked to vaping here and across the U.S.

Initially conceived as a smoking cessation device, e-cigarette use has skyrocketed among teens, with preliminary official data for 2019 showing more than a quarter of high school students using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. If you are an adult using vaping devices with medical cannabis products, consider changing to another form of medical cannabis.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed a Hampshire County woman in her 60s died from a lung injury related to vaping.

The Mayo Clinic recently found that a mix of "toxic chemical fumes" may be the cause of the vaping-related illnesses even though oils were suspected when people first started getting sick. "Off-market" products are those available through the internet, purchased from persons on the street, and those which are homemade.

Some of the cases of illness have been linked to legal products. The estimated national average for high school youth is 13 percent.

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The CDC reports that as of October 1, there are a total of 1,080 lung injury cases associated with using e-cigarette or vaping products. While there are claims that vaping devices help smokers kick their cigarette habits, not enough time has elapsed, nor has testing been done, to verify this claim or the potential for other health impacts, Anderson said.

The act of selling to anyone under the age of 21 is illegal in Hawai'i. And it's illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase, use, and possess these products.

Gov. Charlie Baker announced on September 24 a public health emergency and issued a four-month statewide ban on all sales of vaping products in the state. Hawai'i officials may seek to pass a law banning the products in the legislative session that begins in January, according to a statement from Gov. David Ige.

State clinicians have reported 121 suspected cases of vaping-related illnesses since mandated reporting went into effect on September 11, according to a DPH statement released Monday afternoon.

Officials have yet to identify the cause for the outbreak, which dates back to March, and they are pursuing multiple lines of investigation.

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