More Vaping Deaths Confirmed

Three more people have died after using e-cigarette products, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The deaths have been in Illinois, Oregon and Indiana.

Officials on Friday said they had identified 450 possible illnesses in 33 states, including Georgia. The CDC reports that a majority of the patients are young (18-35), are male and admit to using a device that contained THC , nicotine, or both, 90 days before seeing symptoms.

The CDC is urging Americans not to use vaping products.

The Food and Drug Administration said it has collected 120 e-cigarette samples with the hope of finding a common device or substance that is causing the pulmonary illnesses.

The FDA says no single vaping device, liquid or ingredient has been tied to all the illnesses. Many of the sickened - but not all - were people who had been vaping THC, the chemical that gives marijuana its high.

Anyone who uses e-cigarette products should monitor themselves for symptoms that include cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or fever. If you have symptoms seek medical attention immediately.

CDC and FDA encourage the public to submit detailed reports of any unexpected health or product issues related to tobacco or e-cigarette products to the FDA at this link:

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