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FDA opens new vape disease statistics
- September 24, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Today, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a new report in which specialists noted a significant increase in the number of patients suffering from new respiratory diseases associated with the use of vape products and e-smoking in general. In addition to identifying the most dangerous supplements and compiling statistics of a new type, experts also noted the fact that, in theory, a significant deterioration in the functioning of the respiratory tract in such patients occurs not only when using vape in a systematic manner, but also due to its mixing with some types of illegal drugs.
Of course, the last part of the report is only an assumption, which, however, is based on a study of previous statistical indicators and patient data. At the moment, 530 hospitalizations have already been registered due to a serious deterioration in the functioning of the respiratory tract in people who have previously used one or another version of the vape product. Moreover, the updated statistics are such that about 16% of all patients over the past few months are minors, and about 72% of the total number of registered cases are men aged 18 to 34 years.
FILE – In this Dec. 22, 2018 file photo, a woman takes a puff from a cannabis vape pen in Los Angeles. The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health officials pause as that country prepares to allow the sale of vaping products in its legal marijuana market. No illnesses have yet been reported north of the border, but officials are monitoring the situation closely. (AP Photo / Richard Vogel, File)
Despite the fact that the interrogation of patients is prohibited by US federal law, scientists still seek to establish the potential fact of their use of any prohibited substances with vape, or at another time. Whatever the case, for now it remains only to wait for the end of the preliminary stage of the study, and then it will already be possible to talk about any final results that can illustrate the trend.
It is worth noting the fact that at this stage it is the vape products that the U.S. authorities are most worried about, since the authorities suggest that manufacturers of such products add substances to their devices and additives that enhance their physical and psychological dependence on them. Whatever it was, but for now it remains only to wait for the official and confirmed information from the specialists of the CDC Center.