The CDC also says that people should only buy e-cigarette products from official retailers and not modify them in any way not intended by the manufacturer. But a majority of victims have reported using products containing THC, such as waxes and oils that are heated and inhaled. "And then, a lot of them are disguised to look like everyday products".
"If a bad batch of penicillin causes illness and death, CDC doesn't recommend people stop using all antibiotics. Particularly, products obtained from social sources or off the street, it is hard to know what is contained in these e-cigarette products".
"The biggest thing is the attitudes", he said. It is too early to point to any potential policy changes, he said.
"In light of increasing reports of e-cigarette-associated lung illnesses across the country, the AMA urges the public to avoid the use of e-cigarette products.", AMA President Patrice Harris said in a statement. The oil, vitamin E acetate, is safely used in skin ointment, but was not available for inhalation.
The vaping-related illnesses have led to investigations by state health departments in IL and Wisconsin, which have tracked signs of illness back to April this year. "It's got nothing to do with the nicotine cartridges", said Joshua Cross, manager of the Super Smoke N Save in Saratoga Springs. After researchers found lipoid pneumonia's marker, lipid-laden macrophages, in the patient, they performed bronchoalveolar lavage in several others they believed had a vaping-related illness. The cases have been involving individuals who use vaping products that contain cannabis. The professor does acknowledge the challenges in regulating the vaping industry, likening it to "grabbing the tiger by the tail", because it's changing so rapidly.
A man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette in Portland, Maine, August 28, 2019.
"I haven't seen it on campus, but off campus and at parties", she said.
Experimentation with e-cigarettes is also catching on with adults. Everywhere you go teens and adults alike are using Juuls and other forms of e-cigarettes.
Dave "Howie" Howard, owns Canada Vapes in London, Ont., a company he launched in 2010.
Jordt pointed out that some companies - billing themselves as the healthy alternative to nicotine vaping - are selling e-cigarette products that explicitly let people vape vitamins, including vitamin E.
Vaping among Montana's youth is a serious concern.
"That's like saying if people are getting sick from romaine lettuce and they said don't eat anything until we figure it out for sure".
Hammond agrees that marketing has played a significant role in the rising popularity of vaping. Vaping devices include not just e-cigarettes, but also vape pens and advanced personal vaporizers. It's a text messaging resource for young people who want to stop vaping. Moreover, if the physician suspects an e-cigarette to be a possible cause of the disease, he or she should perform a detailed history interview the substances, where the product came from, and how was it obtained. Vitamin E acetate is widely used in a vast range of personal care products, based on unproven health claims about Vitamin E's antioxidant effects.
"What that is, I don't know".