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On September 25, a local man died from lung injuries associated with vaping. Since then, two more deaths have been confirmed, bringing the total death toll to 12, as of midday on September 27, 2019.
In addition to these fatalities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its confirmed cases of lung injury to 805. The amount of deaths and injuries is likely to increase, with statistics being updated frequently on the CDC website.
What’s Causing the Outbreak?
The CDC initially classified the adverse effects of vaping as cases of severe lung disease, but the organization now refers to the ailments as severe lung injuries. This is a key distinction, as it traces patients’ lung issues to chemical exposure, instead of a viral or bacterial illness.
While the CDC is certain the lung injuries are caused by chemical exposure related to vaping, they have not yet identified the specific substance. Originally, most cases involved the use of THC, the active chemical in marijuana, but now the breakdown is as follows:
- 77% of patients used THC products
- 36% of patients exclusively used THC products
- 57% of patients used nicotine products
- 16% of patients exclusively used nicotine products
In most cases, the exposure happened about 30 days prior to the onset of symptoms.
What Are the Symptoms of E-Cigarette-Associated Lung Injury?
According to medical professionals, a common set of symptoms includes:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pains
- Nausea and vomiting
The symptoms typically become worse over time and are similar to those of pneumonia.
If you vape regularly and experience any of the above symptoms, see a doctor ASAP. Because your injury may have been caused by chemical exposure, you should also get in touch with our attorneys.
Is it Safe to Continue Vaping?
No. The CDC has advised consumers to stop vaping until its investigation is complete.
In the meantime, you may already have been exposed to dangerous chemicals.
Keep an eye on your health and if you experience any adverse effects, call Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys 24/7 at (912) 809-5335.
Our team is justice-driven and client-focused. We don’t want to let companies like Juul get away with becoming the new big tobacco, and neither should you.
If you have been harmed in any way by Juul or other e-cigarettes, schedule a free consultation today.
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