The CDC says people should consider refraining from vaping, especially with products including THC. "IDPH continues to work with local health departments to investigate another 41 possible cases in IL", the statement said.
Missouri health officials say a woman's death is the second in the state associated with the use of vaping products.
"Sadly, we report the tragic impact e-cigarettes have had on another Missourian, and we send our condolences to her family", Dr. Randall Williams, DHSS director said. Cigarettes were the most common at 13.7%, followed by cigars, cigarillos and little filtered cigars, which were used by 3.9% of adults.More news: Epic just made it easier to find cosmetics in Fortnite’s Locker tab
The CDC reports at least 42 deaths in 24 states and the District of Columbia from vaping-related illnesses.
Also this week, a Detroit hospital announced that a MI teen with the vaping illness underwent a double lung transplant in October and was recovering well.
- Cough, shortness of breath or chest pain.More news: Boeing orders sink as customers opt to swap MAX
Last week, the agency revealed the chemical Vitamin E Acetate could be causing these injuries when it's mixed with THC.
While more adults may be putting down traditional cigarettes, e-cigarette use increased from 2017, according to the CDC. CDC will continue to update guidance, as appropriate, as new data become available from this outbreak investigation. Adults who do not now use tobacco products should not start using e-cigarettes.
CDC Director Robert R. Redfield called the "marked decline" in cigarette smoking among US adults an "achievement of a consistent and coordinated effort by the public health community and our many partners". If someone needs help quitting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, contact your doctor or other medical provider or call the Missouri Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).More news: Drug-resistant Threat To Germ Is Aggravating, Puzzling: Cdc
In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 photo, a man using an electronic cigarette exhales in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.