Kansan dies from the lung disease linked to vaping, KDHE reports


But health officials did say, many patients reported using e-cigarette products with liquids that contain tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.

That same chemical was also found in almost all cannabis samples from patients who fell ill in NY in recent weeks, a state health department spokeswoman said.

"We are beginning to hear from clinicians about what they are seeing in their practice as a result of the health alert", Bharel said in a statement.

Letter to OH school districts encouraging them to prohibit the use of vaping products in school policies, and to warn school administrators, teachers, parents and students about the dangers of vaping and where to get free help to quit.

"If you or a loved one is vaping, please stop", said Norman.

The patient was hospitalized in August for fever, cough and shortness of breath.

Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, which advocates for cigarette smokers to switch to nicotine-based vaping devices, said the AMA should be 'ashamed of themselves for playing politics with people's health and protecting the profits of drug dealers'.

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The outbreak of vaping-related lung disease has sickened roughly 450 people in at least 33 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Today I am urging New Yorkers to stop using vape products while the investigation into the definitive cause of reported vaping-associated illnesses nationwide can be better determined.

Monica Bharel told the Public Health Council on Wednesday that she was using her authority under Department of Public Health regulations to mandate that vaping-related illnesses be reported to the department for the next 12 months. "And of course e-cigarette use is never safe for youth, young adults, or pregnant women".

Dr Meaney-Delman said the publication of chest X-rays and CT scans from affected patients in the New England Journal of Medicine should help doctors identify additional cases.

And regardless of the ongoing investigation, people who use e-cigarette products should not buy them off the street and should not modify e-cigarette products or add any substances that are not intended by the manufacturer, the CDC advises. "Don't put yourself in harm's way, and please follow the recommendations of public health officials".

Kansas health officials don't have detailed information on what types of products were used by the person who died. Most millennials will reason and claim that vaping is "healthy", which is true, when compared with cigarettes. We will update this post when we are able to confirm more details about the Washington case.

This was curious as high Vitamin E is only found in test samples of products in labs which contain cannabis not nicotine.