Tuesday, October 22, 2019

TWO NEW VAPING ILLNESS CASES REPORTED!!!

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 


Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two additional identified cases of a vaping-related lung illness in Mississippi, bringing the state total to seven with one death. All identified cases have been in individuals between 18 and 34 years of age.

 
Nationwide, as of October 15, there have been 1,479 cases of lung illness reported from 49 states,
the District of Columbia, and one U.S. territory. Thirty-three deaths have been reported from 24 states.
 
While many of the cases in the U.S. report vaping cannabis products, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), in addition to nicotine products, no specific product such as the device, liquid, refill pods or cartridge has been clearly identified as the cause of illness.
 
Symptoms of severe vaping-related lung illness include cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fever and fatigue. Symptoms develop anywhere from over a few days of use to weeks of using
e-cigarettes.
 
Until an exact cause of the illness has been determined, the CDC recommends the following actions:
  • Refrain from using all e-cigarette or vaping products to ensure that you are not at risk.
  • If you are an adult who used e-cigarettes containing nicotine to quit cigarette smoking, do not return to smoking cigarettes.
  • If you have recently used an e-cigarette or vaping product and you have symptoms like those reported above, see your healthcare provider.
 
Additionally, Mississippians are urged to not buy products off the street containing THC or other cannabinoids. Do not modify or add substances to e-cigarette products that are not intended by the manufacturer.
 
For more information on the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping, visit the MSDH website at HealthyMS.com/lungillness.
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NOTE TO MEDIA: No further identifying information on vaping-related illness cases is available due to federal privacy requirements. For weekly case number updates, visit www.HealthyMS.com/lungillness. 
 

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many smoking tobacco illnesses were there?

Anonymous said...

Wellll, here comes your next Opioids band wagon for the lawyers to jump on.

Hell Kingfish, my neighbor likes to drink beer and eat peanuts every evening.

You reckon some Jackson bambalance chaser will take the case, never mind it is a personal choice to do so?

Anonymous said...

I think I will just keep sniffing glue and smoking Pall Mall.

Cynical Sam said...

I picked a bad week to give up LSD.

Anonymous said...

I think it strange that the can conclusively tie these illnesses to vaping so quickly excluding all else.

Anonymous said...

5:52, agree - I'm gonna stick to huffing

Anonymous said...

How many new tobacco related illnesses were there today?

This is 100% about Big Tobacco going after vaping because it hurts their bottom line, with the help of lobbyists and elected officials they’ve bought and paid for.

Anonymous said...

Condoms break. Outlaw condoms.

Anonymous said...

Hysteria- 26 deaths have been attributed to vaping. 480,000 die each year to tobacco related deaths according to the CDC.
States received $27.5 billion from tobacco related taxes. 2.4 % of that money was used on tobacco education. Over 10 million people attribute vaping to their discontinuing use of tobacco. Could states be worried about losing tax dollars?

Vitamin E oil is safe in almost all forms except in the e-liquid form E acetate. E acetate is used in place of real THC in black market cartridges. Black market cartridges have also been found to have Chinese produced fentanyl. Several e cig manufacturers moved production to China.

Anonymous said...

Is Vaping in the dictionary yet?

Anonymous said...

I wonder how this compares to other "illnesses" caused by illicit substances. I know this may be a bit too scientifically advanced for some of you, but inhaling or ingesting chemicals with any regularity is probably not a great thing to do and will not end well.

Anonymous said...

I have absolutely no sympathy for these people. The media is filled with stories of how dangerous this is, and yet, they take the chance anyway.

Anonymous said...

Because sucking steam out of a bottle is so manly.

Anonymous said...

An acquaintance once told me that if you want quality cannabis vape you have to take a trip to states where it is legal. They have dispensaries just like cannabis.
You can fit several months supply in a space much smaller than you could fit actual cannibas.

But I understand that is difficult to do if you are poor.

Ima Longnecker said...

Hold on. I need a beer. Be right back.

Anonymous said...

The most dangerous result of peanuts and beer is flatulence. Flatulence will make you unpopular but will not wind you up in the hospital. Unless you get your ass whipped in the elevator.

Anonymous said...

9:31 I realize you were attempting to make a joke. Your sophomoric humor provides a lens into the hysteria surrounding 26 vaping deaths.
The CDC reported 84 deaths due to peanut allergies in the United States last year. Alcohol abuse accounted for 88,000 deaths and another
10,000 due to alcohol related vehicle deaths. Alcohol related health care cost is estimated at $250 billion a year. 10% of American children
Live in a household where at least one parent is an alcohol abuser. Teenage abuse and binge drinking figures are staggering.

Great joke!

Anonymous said...

A few years go there were some USM students that were sucking freon out of A/C units on campus. I guess that was that start of this vaping crisis...

Anonymous said...

They are putting more than Fentanyl in those cartridges. The last time I bought one I tripped balls for an entire weekend. The closest experience I can compare it to is DMT. Which might be what they put in it. Might have been Ketamine.

Anonymous said...

I recognize you from the elevator, 11:07!

Anonymous said...

Under the counter equals under the grass.

Anonymous said...

Well what do you know, Democrats voted to pass a “ vaping “ tax today that will cost Americans $9.9 billion. This translates to $1.14 per Juul. The sensationalism and “crisis” unsurprisingly turned into a massive tax on Americans. That will solve nothing, nada, jackshit. In fact,
The resulting studies, useless education programs and other tax funded grants will undoubtedly make friends of these politicians rich. Just like Obama’s $188 billion so called green initiatives made cronies rich while every single investment went bankrupt. You can be sure the vaping tax will only get bigger - much bigger. Who pays the most proportionally - the poor of course. The same people who get hardest hit by smoking taxes, lower classes and minorities will get hit again. These are the same people who tend to vote democratic almost exclusively. They vote in the people who use government programs to keep them trapped on the government plantation. They vote lock step for democrat gun control while they get gunned down in every democrat stronghold year after year. Wake up idiots. Democrat programs are here to make democrat cronies rich and to keep you dependent on the government.

Anonymous said...

12:26,
As someone who gave up all tobacco and alcohol 15 years ago, I say tax them! They want to take the slow road to suicide why not tax their stupidity along the way!

Same as the lottery. Yes the poorest and lowest IQ will spend small fortunes for the 1 in 350 million odds of winning. I say let them!

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