Florida vaping illness cases top 50

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in an update today on the lung injury cases and deaths associated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products.

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According to the latest data, 1,299 confirmed and probable lung injury cases associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products were reported by 49 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Among 573 patients with information on substances used in e-cigarette, or vaping, products in the 90 days prior to symptom onset:

76% reported using THC-containing products, with or without nicotine-containing products; 32% reported exclusive use of THC-containing products; 58% reported using nicotine-containing products, with or without THC-containing products; and 13% reported exclusive use of nicotine-containing products.

26 fatalities have been reported.

In Florida, health officials have recorded 52 vaping illness cases through Oct. 5, including one death.

CDC reports the specific chemical exposure(s) causing lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping, remains unknown at this time.

No single product or substance has been linked to all lung injury cases.

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