The Illinois Department of Public Health released a statement to inform the public that a patient was brought to an Illinois hospital for mystery breathing difficulties. One thing remains clear though, this mysterious lung illness was apparently due to vaping. The Department of Health didn’t give any more specific detail about what was going on with this particular patient. All we know for sure is that this is the first death from vaping.
22 people have experienced a very particular set of symptoms. This is according to the statement which was released from the Illinois Department of Health. One of them had died from them. These symptoms included coughing, tiredness, and shortness of breath. Apparently, these are also not the only cases. IDPH is looking into another 12 cases.
However, there is a reason to believe that this issue is far more widespread than believed.
The Center for Disease Control issued a statement. There are now 193 cases in under review whose causes are due to vape. These Reports date back to June 28.
Nothing is currently known about the specifics which relate to the incidents. It all remains very vague and unclear. However, the only thing that we know for sure on the matter is that all of the sufferers were vaping. Although it’s difficult to target s specific device because some of the patients were vaping cannabis “THC” while others were vaping solely nicotine.
However, the problem extends far beyond Illinois’ borders.
This is the first death from vaping.
Vaping has been around for years without a hiccup. The real question here is why now? What are the causes of the new illness that are associated with vaping? That is the question that the CDC and the FDA are asking right now. Hopefully, they will be able to resolve this issue before there are any more vaping related deaths.