Health Officials Confirm Sixth Death from Serious Lung Disease Related to Vaping

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A Kansas adult was the sixth person to die in the United States from a serious lung illness related to vaping, Reuters reports.

“It is time to stop vaping,” Kansas State Health Officer Dr. Lee Norman said in a statement. “If you or a loved one is vaping, please stop. The recent deaths across our country, combined with hundreds of reported lung injury cases continue to intensify.”

As of September 6, over 450 possible cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette products have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials investigating the cases have not identified any specific substance or e-cigarette product that is linked to all cases. Many patients report using e-cigarette products with liquids that contain cannabis products, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

How to Talk With Your Kids About Vaping [GUIDE]

Vaping’s popularity exploded seemingly overnight, and it took many parents and families by surprise. Vaping, or Juuling as it is often referred to by teens and young adults (named after a popular vape device called JUUL), is the inhaling and exhaling of an aerosol produced by using a vape device.

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

    September 12, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    These deaths are tragic, but no more related to vaping than a bottle maker is related to beer drinking. Vaping is just a delivery device. It appears that people had previous lung disease and/or used street contaminated liquid. Adults who use commercial vape products (20 million or so) don’t get sick, and this war on vaping will only lead to more black market tragedies. Let’s use science here, not politics.

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