Vaping has killed 37 Americans as number of lung illnesses linked to e-cigs rises to nearly 1,900

Mail Online | 10/31/2019 | Mary Kekatos Health Reporter;Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For
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Thirty-seven Americans have died from severe lung illnesses linked to e-cigarettes, new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal.

According to the report, released on Thursday, 1,888 people have developed EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung illness) in every state but Alaska.

Victims - Age - Ages

Most of the victims are male and under the age of 35, with ages of those who died ranging from 17 to 75.

There have been three deaths each confirmed in California, Georgia, Indiana and Minnesota and two deaths each in Illinois, Kansas, Oregon and Tennessee.

Death - Alabama - Connecticut - Delaware - Florida

Meanwhile, one death each has been confirmed in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington, DC.

Officials from the CDC, US Food and Drug Administration and state health departments are still racing to identify what exactly about e-cigarettes is making people deathly ill but, as most victims have reported using THC vapes, experts have warned against using these products.

Health - Officials - Investigation - Products - THC

Health officials have homed their investigation in on products that contain THC, the main psychoactive component in marijuana.

About 86 percent of people who've fallen ill have reported using THC pods, but experts say they cannot yet rule out nicotine as a cause of the spate of illnesses.

Ill - Percent - Use - Products

Of those who've fallen ill, 11 percent have reported exclusive use of nicotine-containing products.

Officials add that teens and young people...
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