Over the past few months, the number of deaths and illnesses assumed to be associated with vaping or e-cigarette use has increased.
According to the CDC(Center for Disease Control and Prevention), 805 lung injuries and 12 deaths have been confirmed. Those same individuals that have become ill or have died have all used e-cigarettes or vaping products.
Although it has been assumed that the cause of the illnesses is e-cigarette or vaping related, the CDC has stated that, “We do not yet know the specific cause of these lung injuries. The investigation has not identified any specific e-cigarette or vaping product (devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges) or substance that is linked to all cases.”
In response to the dramatic increase in vaping related illnesses, concerned politicians across the nation have begun taking initiatives to ban some or all forms of vaping and e-cigarettes.
While the CDC continues to conduct its investigation the CDC has stated,”Until we know more, if you are concerned about these specific health risks, CDC recommends that you consider refraining from using e-cigarette or vaping products.”