At least 42 people died as a result of a vaping-related illness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported this week as health officials increase the number of confirmed and probable cases of lung damage to 2,172 by November. 13.
In addition, for the first time the CDC identified vitamin E acetate as a potential disease-causing ingredient.
Dr. Janette Nesheiwat, a family physician and emergency physician and frequent guest at Fox News, also identified Vitamin E as a problem.
“I actually had patients, very young children, teenagers, they come in when I listen to their lungs. it sounds like you're taking a piece of paper and shredding it together, "Dr. Janet said on Fox Nation's latest Nuff Said with Tyrus issue.
" Many of us [doctors] suspect that it may be counterfeit, counterfeit, tainted, bootleg [cartridges] … perhaps marijuana cartridges. But it can also just be the combination of heating the ingredients of artificial flavors, propylene glycol and glycerin and nicotine, "she said." And if it's smeared with Vitamin E or any type of oil, then it can act as a coating … like lung oil and you can't get air in and out and end up in respiratory distress, eventually at the hospital. "
On Friday, Apple announced in a statement that it was removing all vaping and e-cigarette applications from its historic company store, citing" risks to the health and well-being of consumers. "[1
" But on top of that, "she added," studies show from the CDC that about half of those children who drop out, about half of them, will go on for about a year to become regular cigarette smokers. And smoking causes about 500,000 deaths each year and leads to heart attacks and strokes. "
Dr. Janet describes the treatment of a patient who appears to have had asthma sufferer symptoms.
" I said, oh, do you have asthma? And he said, "No," and he told me that he fell out and was scared, but he was having trouble breathing. Coughed and wheezed. I had to put him on steroids and give him breathing procedures. I had to do x-rays. And I said, 'Look, we have to cut out the vaping because it causes harm to the lungs.'
'I think the focus right now is to get the kids out of the vaping,' she concluded. ' to have parents, to educate them to prevent it. "Everybody has to be careful and know what you are inhaling."
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Alexander Hein contributed to this report on Fox News.