The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is sharing some new statistics and warnings about vaping and e-cigarette products that were shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday. Here are the facts: as of October 8th, there have been nearly 1300 cases of lung injuries due to vaping or e-cigarettes across the country. Of the 1300 cases, 26 people have died in 21 states. Since August 2019, in Michigan alone, there have been 35 confirmed or probable vaping related lung injury cases and one death. The age range of the cases is from 16 to 69 years of age.
The CDC and MDHHS are telling people not to use e-cigarette or vaping products that contain THC or nicotine. They also say that vaping and e-cigarette products should not be used by young people or pregnant women. Vaping products should not be purchased off the street, especially if it is said to contain THC. The agencies also caution citizens not to modify or add any substances to vaping products.
Reporting for WGRT – EBWtv