The American Medical Association on Monday urged Americans to stop using electronic cigarettes of any sort until scientists have a better handle on the cause of 450 lung illnesses and at least five deaths related to the use of the products.
"The investigation has not identified any specific substance or e-cigarette product that is linked to all cases", the CDC said in an investigation notice, published on 6 September 2019.
Moreover, the CDC reports that there is no evidence of infectious diseases in the patients afflicted with lung disease. Lee Norman with KDHE stated in a press release.
Bloomberg isn't the only one taking action, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the state's health department is issuing subpoenas to three e-cigarette companies, Honey Cut Diluting Agent by Honey Cut Labs LLC in Santa Monica, California; Uber Thick by Floraplex Terpenes in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Pure Diluent by Mass Terpenes in Amherst, Massachusetts.More news: Israeli PM vows to begin annexing West Bank settlements
The state Health Department has confirmed three cases and is investigating 19 others of severe lung illness in people who vape and have required hospital care, according to the state website. All the patients were hospitalized but none have died.
"Our sympathies go out to the family of the person who died", Kansas Governor Laura Kelly said in a statement. "We simply don't have enough data yet to say which products may be safe to use". "Health officials are working hard to determine a cause and share information to prevent additional injuries". The most recent case was reported Friday, the website said. "As that work continues, I urge Kansans to be careful". Health officials in California, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and OR also confirmed five deaths from the illness.
While there is an ongoing investigation, health officials and the CDC ask the public to refrain from using e0-cigarettes.
To date, Kansas has six reports associated to the outbreak.More news: House Judiciary Committee proceeds to set up its impeachment probe
"You should not modify e-cigarette products or add any substances to these products that are not intended by the manufacturer", the agency also warned.
Early symptoms include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, coughing and extreme shortness of breath.
They want physicians to make sure their patients are are aware of the devices' potential toxins and carcinogens, and to swiftly report any suspected cases of lung illness associated with e-cigarette use to their state or local health department.More news: Rare Harvest Moon to appear for some on Friday the 13th