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CDC reports 153 possible cases of vaping-related illnesses, many involving THC

Ed.'s note: Chinese media has been broadcasting the 5 holotypes for this strain of coronavirus came out of the US and those who initially got knocked down in the US was blamed on vaping.

Source: USA Today

By Grace Hauck | August 22, 2019

Like to vape? Dabble in dabbing? Be careful: The number of vaping-related illnesses among teens and young adults is on the rise.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that 153 possible cases of severe lung illness linked to vaping were reported across 16 states in the past two months. Many cases involved the use of products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive chemical found in cannabis.

The cases were reported in: California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. Similar cases have also been reported in three additional states – Ohio, Virginia and Tennessee, according to NBC News. Wisconsin has seen at least 15 cases, including vaping-related lung illnesses among older people.

People reported breathing difficulty, shortness of breath and/or chest pain before hospitalization, the CDC said. Some reported gastrointestinal illness including vomiting and diarrhea, as well as fatigue.

The Food and Drug Administration has joined investigation efforts and is providing technical and laboratory assistance to help identify any products or substances used.

No vaping-related deaths have been reported, the CDC said.

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