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After 3 deaths, CDC says to stop using e-cigarettes [450+ cases]

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DocM    16,486

450 cases, 3 deaths, and counting.

 

One of the suspected ingredients is Vitamin E acetate, but other ingredients and dilutants are likely involved. 

 

Better to be safe than sorry.

 

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/after-3-deaths-cdc-says-to-stop-using-e-cigarettes

 

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After 3 deaths, CDC says to stop using e-cigarettes

 

Americans should not smoke e-cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Friday, as they investigate how hundreds of people became sick, and at least three people died, after using them.

"While this investigation is ongoing, people should not use e-cigarette products," Dana Meaney-Delman of the CDC said in a call Friday. That broad recommendation is because "there is a diversity of products" related to e-cigarettes, some containing THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, marijuana's primary psychoactive component, and some containing nicotine, she said.

As many as 450 people, including 215 cases formally reported to the CDC, in 33 states have reported possible pulmonary disease after using e-cigarette devices, liquids, refill pods and cartridges. Symptoms of this pulmonary disease include shortness of breath, fatigue, fever and nausea or vomiting. Investigators must eliminate other causes of illness, aside from e-cigarette use, Meaney-Delman said. She is the incident manager who is overseeing efforts to track, understand and respond this pulmonary disease for the CDC.

The medical community is gathering more information to understand why people are getting sick and dying, and "no definitive causes have been established," Meaney-Delman said.

Many chemicals and additives are present in e-cigarettes, according to officials on the call. They do not know what chemicals, or combination of chemicals, could lead to getting sick and dying.
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wakjak    17,468

Who knew that buying unregulated carts of nicotine from Joe blow in the back of a van wouldn't be good for you. 

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+fusi0n    2,035

This isn't from nicotine carts. 

 

This is from THC carts. When exacting the THC, you are also getting a lot of Vitamin E which is causing this. The media doesn't understand the difference. 

 

You can buy fake THC cart packaging all day..  This isn't regulated. People are selling them to outlawed stated claming they came from legal states when they are just some homemade BS. 

https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/box-thc-oil-cartridge-package.html

 

For example the Exotic Carts and Dank Vapes aren't even real companies. You can also buy FAKE real cart packaging. This is a perfect example why the federal government needs to make THC legal in ALL states. This is NO different the moonshine being made though old radiators causing blindness. PROHIBITION IS THIS PROBLEM> 

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DocM    16,486

Also a problem is that the flavorings, dilutants etc. may be OK for ingestion but not for inhalation. Lung tissue is very sensitive to irritants, and can react very badly to rogue vapors.

 

Extreme example:  the capsaicin in chilie peppers in food can be great, I'm a "fire eater" myself, but inhaled as a pepper spray component not so much. Someone with a pre-existing lung condition, such as asthma, could react very badly.

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FloatingFatMan    18,407
6 hours ago, wakjak said:

Who knew that buying unregulated carts of nicotine from Joe blow in the back of a van wouldn't be good for you. 

Who knew that inhaling any kind of man-made chemical concoctions wouldn't be good for you...

 

I mean, seriously people... How dumb are you?

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DocM    16,486
2 hours ago, FloatingFatMan said:

Who knew that inhaling any kind of man-made chemical concoctions wouldn't be good for you...

 

I mean, seriously people... How dumb are you?

 

Dumb enough that some people roll dried leaves containing a neurotoxin (and sometimes Polonium-210) into paper wraps  they put in their mouth, set fire to, and inhale. Repeatedly.

 

🙄

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FloatingFatMan    18,407
30 minutes ago, DocM said:

 

Dumb enough that some people roll dried leaves containing a neurotoxin (and sometimes Polonium-210) into paper wraps  they put in their mouth, set fire to, and inhale. Repeatedly.

 

🙄

I never said smokers were particularly smart either... :p

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adrynalyne    11,839
3 hours ago, DocM said:

 

Dumb enough that some people roll dried leaves containing a neurotoxin (and sometimes Polonium-210) into paper wraps  they put in their mouth, set fire to, and inhale. Repeatedly.

 

🙄

A clue called and left a message. 
 

Kindly call it back and then go get it.

 

Thanks!

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Peresvet    152

To avoid confusion as to what this is actually about, here's the link to the source:

 

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html

 

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E-cigarettes are devices that deliver an aerosol to the user by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. E-cigarettes can also be used to deliver marijuana or other substances.

 

People thought vaping was safer than smoking. And then they started abusing it by vaping all the time non-stop.

 

Of course, there were going to be consequences.

 

 

 

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FloatingFatMan    18,407
18 hours ago, Peresvet said:

To avoid confusion as to what this is actually about, here's the link to the source:

 

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html

 

 

People thought vaping was safer than smoking. And then they started abusing it by vaping all the time non-stop.

 

Of course, there were going to be consequences.

 

 

 

That's because they're morons.  It doesn't matter if you're burning a solid or vaporising a liquid, you're still inhaling garbage.

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