Vaping-Related Lung Injuries Now in all States But One, New CDC Numbers Show

Markel Hill

There are 1,299 lung injury cases linked with e-cigarette products in 49 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands as of Tuesday, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alaska is the only state without a reported case.
That’s an increase from the last few weeks, when there were 1,080 cases of vaping-related lung injuries reported in 48 states and the US Virgin Islands.
In a statement released on Friday, FDA Acting Commissioner Dr. Ned Sharpless said that the ongoing outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries continues to underscore the need “to gather critical information and provide consumers with actionable information to help best protect themselves and their loved ones.”
“Additionally, consumers who choose to use any vaping products should not modify or add any substances such as THC or other oils to products purchased in stores and should not purchase any vaping products, including those containing THC, off the street or from other illicit channels,” he said, adding that “according to recent findings, most of the patients impacted by these illnesses reported using THC-containing products, suggesting THC products are playing a role in these illnesses.”
More and more people are getting harmed from vaping. Almost 480,000 are getting injured or death from this product. Why do people keep using vapes.