Tag Archives: Vaping

First vaping-related lung disease reported in Clark County

A woman in Clark County is recovering from lung injury, but her hospitalization marks the county’s first documented case of severe lung disease related to vaping. Source: First vaping-related lung disease reported in Clark County

First case of vaping-related lung illness reported in Clark County

A woman in her 40s was hospitalized for a “lung injury” after she reportedly vaped products containing nicotine and THC. Source: First case of vaping-related lung illness reported in Clark County

Vaping-related lung illness epidemic has likely peaked, feds say

The epidemic of nearly 2,300 vaping-related lung illnesses appears to have peaked and is taking a smaller and smaller toll every week, though the cause is still unknown, federal health officials said Friday. With 217 severe lung illness patients, the week of Sept. 15 saw the most people hospitalized in one week since February and […]
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‘OPB Politics Now’: Tobacco, Vaping Tax And Another Failed Recall Effort

Historically, the tobacco industry has spent millions of dollars to protect itself from new regulations and tax increases. But now health care providers are pledging big money to a ballot measure that would raise the price of cigarettes in Oregon and impose the state’s first ever tax on vaping products. Source: ‘OPB Politics Now’: Tobacco, […]
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A profile of Oregon’s 20 vaping-related lung illness victims: More women than men, from 8 counties, average age of 34

Oregon officials for the first time released detailed information about the state’s vaping-related lung illness victims. Source: A profile of Oregon’s 20 vaping-related lung illness victims: More women than men, from 8 counties, average age of 34

Oregon Reports 3 Additional Vaping-Related Illnesses

The Oregon Health Authority has identified three additional cases of severe lung illness linked to vaping. Source: Oregon Reports 3 Additional Vaping-Related Illnesses

Vitamin E acetate found in some vaping-related lung illness victims’ products

Tests of vaping products suggest an even stronger link between vitamin E acetate and the vaping-related lung illness epidemic than previously known, federal health officials said Tuesday. Investigators found the chemical, which is used to thicken marijuana vape oil products, in 24 illicit products used by 11 out of 12 victims in Minnesota who submitted […]
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Vitamin E acetate banned from Oregon cannabis vaping products

Cannabis vaping products in Oregon can’t contain vitamin E acetate, state regulators now say. The decision this week comes amid otherwise stymied state efforts to respond to the vaping-related lung illness epidemic that has swept the nation, with nearly 2,300 victims and 47 deaths, two of them in Oregon. Source: Vitamin E acetate banned from […]
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Oregon Bans Potentially Harmful Ingredient From Cannabis Products

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission Thursday banned vitamin E acetate from cannabis products. Source: Oregon Bans Potentially Harmful Ingredient From Cannabis Products . News | OPB

Opinion: Flavored vape products are putting Oregonians at risk

Despite an outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries and deaths – and urgent warnings from health experts – a haze of misinformation continues to obscure the danger vaping poses to youth and adults. New information from federal health officials linking vaping illnesses to vitamin E oils in cannabis products is promising but preliminary: the vaping epidemic […]
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