Death Linked To Vaping Has Been Confirmed In California
Pulmonary illness related to the use of e-cigarettes has been a primary topic in the news lately, and it’s now affecting us here in California. Two people, in Los Angeles and Tulare Counties, have died from lung diseases associated with vaping. Here’s everything you need to know:
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The popularity of e-cigarettes and vapes has grown steadily since their inception, with an estimated 41 million people worldwide reporting use in a 2018 study conducted by the World Health Organization.
Vaping-related illness is a new challenge for doctors to diagnose and treat, as e-cigarette and vapes are still newer technology, so there are few extensive studies on the health effects and safety of use. Information about the disease and its effects is limited; however, investigations into the individual cases and products used by those who have fallen ill and/or died are ongoing. Several reports mention high levels of Vitamin E found in certain e-cigarette cartridges as a potential contributing factor, but there has yet to be a conclusive determination about the exact source of the illnesses.
Did you know about these vaping-related deaths in California? Let us know your thoughts on the matter.
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.