Health officials are investigating the death of an Illinois patient who has contracted severe lung disease after vaporizing. Death is considered the first in the US to communicate with e-cigarettes.
In a statement, the Centers for Disease Control stated that they are working with state and local health authorities and the FDA to learn more about the death and "on-going" outbreaks of a lung disease related to the consumption of e-cigarettes ,
"This tragic death in Illinois is compounding the serious risks associated with e-cigarette products," Dr. , "When it comes to vaping, users are exposed to many different substances for which we have little information about the damage ̵
The name and age of the Illinois patient have not been published.
The CDC is currently investigating 193 cases of lung disease has been reported in 22 states. All reports were received from July 28th to August 28th. 20 and involved teens and adults. The CDC has identified no cause, but patients in the case have recently reported using e-cigarettes or vaping. Many also reported the use of products containing THC, the highly inducing element in marijuana. Some also reported gastrointestinal upsets.
In Alabama, health officials were asked to contact the CDC to report suspected diseases related to Vaping.