“There's absolutely no reason to say that vaping is safer than smoking. In my opinion vaping is worse”Dr. Mikhail Kazachkov
(CMR) The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating 380 possible cases of severe lung injury believed to be caused by e-cigarette use in 33 states and one US territory, with six deaths also involving cannabis vapes.
Symptoms of severe lung injury associated with vaping may include coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, and abdominal pain. These symptoms may develop within days or weeks after use.
The CDC recommends that persons consider refraining from using e-cigarette or vaping products until the investigation is complete.
The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority is, therefore, urging ALL persons in the Cayman Islands to adhere to the recommendation of the CDC.
The Illionis lawsuit claims the company used advertisements and social media campaigns to encourage young people to use e-cigarettes but never full disclosed that their products contained dangerous chemicals.
More than 450 cases of lung illness potentially linked to vaping have been reported in the US, according to the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention, with at least six confirmed deaths in connection to vaping-related illnesses.