Russia Looks to Crack Down on Vaping Amid US Deaths


At a most recent count, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports at least 450 cases of pulmonary disease associated with vaping in half of USA states.

A Kansas resident was the sixth person to die in the United States of a mysterious respiratory illness related to vaping, state officials said on Tuesday, as public health officials scrambled to understand a nationwide health problem.

'It scared me into quitting, ' she said.

ABC spoke with Bloomberg about the announcement and said, "All of a sudden, all of the progress we've made reducing smoking, particularly in kids, is in jeopardy because they start vaping. In general, vaping of unknown substances is unsafe, and we continue to explore all options to combat this public health issue". When we have a patient identified who has this type of illness in the county, it is triggering a team investigation similar to how we react to a communicable disease.

But those cases don't account for all of the illnesses that have been reported, meaning either that there are multiple sources of the illnesses or that officials haven't identified the actual culprit yet.

The Health Ministry has drafted an anti-tobacco project seeking to reduce usage to 5% of the Russian population in 30 years, according to TASS. "Data shows that middle schoolers are often already indulging in vaping".

In some cases, symptoms worsened during a period of days or weeks and required hospitalization. Namely, that they monitor themselves for potential systems (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever) and seek medical attention if they have any concerns.

"It is time to stop vaping", said Dr.

Besides nicotine, e-cigarette aerosol that users inhale can contain harmful and potentially harmful substances, including cancer-causing chemicals; heavy metals including as nickel, tin and lead; volatile organic compounds which can adversely impact health; ultrafine particles that can reach deep into lungs; and flavorings such as diacetyl, a chemical used to give a butter-like flavor linked to serious lung disease, the state health department reported.

"Health officials are working hard to determine a cause and share information to prevent additional injuries", Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said in the release.



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