February 23, 2020 English news blog from the Algarve

FDA Urges Consumers to Avoid THC Vapes Amid Lung Disease Outbreak

Don’t use vapes containing THC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday as it continues to investigate a recent epidemic of a mysterious lung disease that seems connected to vaping. Any vaping products purchased from illicit or unknown sources should also be avoided, the FDA said, which honestly is just a good rule of thumb for most drugs amid a burgeoning health crisis.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified over a thousand cases of vaping-associated pulmonary illness to date, resulting in 18 deaths. Twelve of these deaths have been tied to THC specifically according to a report the CDC released last week. Of those affected, most are under the age of 35, and 70 percent have been men, though there are more recorded deaths among women. More info on https://gizmodo.com

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