A King County teenager is the first person in Washington to be diagnosed with cysticitis, Public Health – Seattle & King County reported Wednesday.
The announcement comes as President Donald Trump said Wednesday
Nationally, there have been at least six deaths and more than 450 cases in 33 states of severe lung development illnesses believed to be linked to the vaping products that feature sweet and fruity flavors as well as conventional tobacco flavors.
The King County teen was hospitalized for five days in August for fever, cough and shortness of breath, and is now recovering. He reported using e-cigarette products for three years.
The teenager reported smoking with saffron, according to Public Health.
"E-cigarettes and vaping are not safe. Everyone should be aware of the risk for avoiding and avoid using e-cigarettes and vaping at this time until the cause of this outbreak is known, "Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health ̵
Duchin said that 1 in 4 King County high school seniors have reported using e-cigarettes in the last 90 days.
"Although e-cigarettes are not approved as a cigarette smoking method, we are aware that some people use them in this way, "Duchin added.
Gov. "People who want to quit or reduce cigarette smoking should consult with their health care provider for effective treatment options."
Gov. Jay Inslee (DOH) to come up with some policy options on blunt underage vaping.
"We are not waiting for the federal Government and moving ahead with the governor's request, "said the state's health officer. Kathy Lofy.
DOH is asking about health care providers across the state asking about this Lofy said.
King County would not like the sale of flavored food Duchin said.
There are measures the county is looking like licensing tobacco retailers at an effort to blunt the sale of e
E-cigarettes and vaping are not new and it is not yet known why this mysterious lung disease is linked to e-cigarettes and vapi ng is showing up now.
"What we are now looking at is probably a combination of things. We know that these are cigarettes and vape devices contain potential toxins and there are no long term safety studies on e-lquids, "Duchin said.
Serious lung illness also been confirmed in people who use it A variety of vape devices and products, including THC and CBD-containing products.
Public Health makes these recommendations:
- Youth, young adults, pregnant women, and adults who do not currently use tobacco products should not use e -cigarettes. The surgeon general's Know the Risks
- Promptly seek medical attention if you use it.
- Do not buy vaping products off the street e-cigarette products and are coughing, have shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea or fatigue.
- Anyone trying to talk with their doctor about evidence-based treatments, including counseling and FDA-approved medications. If you need help quitting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, contact your doctor or a quit line.
- http://teen.smokefree.gov/ or the Truth Initiative
- If you are concerned about harmful effects from e-cigarette products, call WA Poison Control Center at: 1-800-222-1222.