FDA Says Some People Who Use E-Cigarettes Experience Seizures

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said this week it has become aware of reports that some people who use e-cigarettes, especially youth and young adults, are experiencing seizures following their use.

The agency is reviewing 35 reports of seizures related to e-cigarettes, PBS NewsHour reports. “Due to the voluntary nature of these case reports, there may be more instances of seizure in e-cigarette users than have been reported,” the FDA said in a statement. The agency said it is not clear whether e-cigarettes are causing the seizures. The FDA is encouraging the public to report cases of people who use e-cigarettes and have had a seizure, by using the online Safety Reporting Portal.

Seizures have been reported both among first-time e-cigarette users and people who have used them for a long time. A few reported cases indicated seizures occurred in association with the use of other substances such as marijuana or amphetamines.

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    Fr. Jack Kearney, M.Div., CATC IV, CATE

    April 4, 2019 at 7:11 PM

    Uh, they left out the part that says there have been an equal number of seizures from people using nicotine patches and gums. I guess they don’t want to offend the pharmaceutical industry.

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