Currently, tensions are high as an increasing number of marijuana-related vaping deaths, and illnesses reported across the Nation.
We turn our focus to the first death of an Oregon resident linked to a legal marijuana dispensary. Jonathan Modie, a spokesman for the Oregon Health Authority, states, "We don't know for sure that the vaping death was caused by something purchased at the licensed, legal dispensary, but our investigation has found that a product or products were purchased at one before the individual's death."
U.S. health officials have released a notice of investigation on the CDC website. The notice gives a running update on the ongoing investigation.
Heres what the CDC has found so far:
As of September 6th, 2019 over 450 cases have been reported Nationwide to the CDC
5 deaths confirmed related to the use of e-cigarettes in California, Indiana, Minnesota, Illinois, and Oregon
The CDC has not been able to link any specific substance such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) related to every confirmed case
Black-market vape oils derived from vitamin E has been linked to many cases
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is urging the public to follow these simple guidelines:
Pregnant women should refrain from using any e-cigarette devices
Young adults and youth should not use any e-cigarette devices
Do not use or purchase any e-cigarette products with THC or other cannabinoids off of the streets
Symptoms of the Severe Pulmonary Disease surrounding the reports:
cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
fatigue, fever, or weight loss
Call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 if you are concerned about your health after the use of any e-cigarette product.