New York (Reuters): The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a "cluster" of lung diseases that it believes may be related to the use of electronic cigarettes after such cases have been reported in 14 states.
The CDC stated that there was no evidence that infectious disease was behind the diseases and that more information was needed to determine if they were actually caused by the use of electronic cigarettes.
The CDC works with health departments in Wisconsin, Illinois, California. , Indiana and Minnesota on the investigation. As of June 28, states have reported 94 possible cases of severe vaping-related lung disease, mainly among teens and young adults, according to a CDC statement Saturday. Of those cases, 30 were in Wisconsin.
Patients had cough, shortness of breath and fatigue. Some had severe breathing difficulties requiring ventilation.
The CDC spokesperson failed to provide additional information about the investigation. State health officials did not respond.
Other states, including New York and New Jersey, have also issued health counseling on lung-related lung disease.
The CDC does not associate the disease with any specific product. In the United States, the dominant electronic cigarette manufacturer is Juul Labs, in which Altria Group Inc (MO.N) has a 35% stake.
"Like all health events related to the use of evaporated products, we are following these reports," Jules Labs said Sunday in a statement sent to Reuters.
"These reports confirm the need for all tobacco and nicotine products. to be taken out of the hands of young people through significant regulation of access and enforcement. We also need to ensure that illicit products, such as counterfeit, copycat and those that supply controlled substances, remain out of the market and away from youth. "
Juul also notes that according to some media reports there are several cases of lung disease.
Electronic cigarettes are generally considered safer than traditional cigarettes, which kill up to half of all users throughout their lives, according to the World Health Organization. the health of nicotine devices remain largely unknown.In April, the US Food and Drug Administration launched an investigation into seizures among e-cigarette users. ̵
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