Walmart said Friday that it plans to stop selling all vaping products amid "regulatory complexity" and "uncertainty" around e-cigarettes. "We will complete our exit after selling through current inventory". But health officials still have not identified the cause. Shares of Altria Group Inc., the Marlboro maker that invested in e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. last year, briefly pared gains, but bounced back. He developed mild respiratory symptoms that worsened, and was hospitalized on August 22. "He started out with shortness of breath and it rapidly progressed and deteriorated, developing into what is called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)". That's 150 more than was reported on September 11.
President Donald Trump and top U.S. officials moreover expressed disclose about surging teenage consume of e-cigarettes at a time when neatly being officials are investigating quite loads of of stories of vaping-linked lung illness and some deaths.
The CDC said almost three-quarters of those who have been stricken by the lung illness are male and 67% are between the ages of 18 and 34.
U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed a federal ban on flavoured e-cigarettes and vaping products.
"I wish we had more answers", Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC, said during a media briefing on Thursday. It has adopted measures to become more environmentally friendly.
Earlier on Friday, U.S. senators including Richard J. Durbin (D-Illinois) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) urged the Food and Drug Administration to "immediately remove" all cartridge-based e-cigarettes from the market.
"We can't allow people to get sick".
Walmart has chose to stop selling e-cigarettes amid "regulatory complexity" and "uncertainty". Seven deaths in six states have been attributed to the illness.
But the industry has come under increased scrutiny after the deaths and illnesses - along with a surge in underage vaping.
Walmart's decision appears to be tied more to regulatory issues than health concerns, with an increasing number of lawmakers considering bans of vaping products. Adults using e-cigarettes to quit smoking should not return to cigarettes, Schuchat said, but instead should talk to a health care provider about other tools to help them quit. Next week, the House of Representatives will hold hearings on health impacts of vaping. Symptoms have included cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, and abdominal pain. Eight people have so far died from the mysterious ailments attributed to the habit.