The CDC has released new information regarding the lung injuries. As of today October 10, 2019 – illnesses have been reported across 49 states and as many as 26 people in 21 different states have died. Here is what you need to know:
- As of October 8, 2019, 1,299* lung injury cases associated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products have been reported to CDC from 49 states, the District of Columbia, and 1 U.S. territory.
- Twenty-six deaths have been confirmed in 21 states.
- All patients have reported a history of using e-cigarette, or vaping, products.
- Most patients report a history of using THC-containing products. The latest national and regional findings suggest products containing THC play a role in the outbreak.
- Approximately 70% of patients are male.
- Approximately 80% of patients are under 35 years old.
- 15% of patients are under 18 years old
- 21% of patients are 18 to 20 years old
What you can do:
If you currently own illicit black market THC carts – DO NOT use them regardless of what you were told. Throw them away and DO NOT purchase any street-level THC carts. The FDA is warning against the use of THC carts purchased off the street.
If you are experiencing issues of suspected acute respiratory illness you need to contact a medical expert immediately. If you have been using street level THC carts, provide the authorities with the sample to assist the positive ID & testing of any cutting agents which are in common and help with the ongoing national investigation.