CDC logs 275 more cases of vaping-related illness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Oct. 4 reported 275 more cases of “lung injury associated with e-cigarette use,” bringing the total number nationwide to 1,080 cases.
It also announced six more deaths tied to the vaping-related health condition, now totaling 18.
Colorado added one case that incurred hospitalization, bringing the state’s total number of cases to nine, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. There have been no deaths tied to the lung injury outbreak in the state.
The CDC is now reporting that most people who suffered from the illness reported vaping THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis.
More information from the CDC:
• Out of the patients who died, the median age was 49.5.…Original Source: Colorado Springs Independent