The number of e-cigarette deaths in the United States since March 2019 has reached 26, with about 1,300 people suffering lung damage, according to the U.S. health department on October 10, cna reported. The cause of the e-cigarette has not been confirmed in the us and an investigation is under way.
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File photo: smoking e-cigarettes.
The centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) says e-cigarettes have been linked to 26 deaths and 1,299 lung injuries so far in 21 states. Of the 1,043 patients who disclosed gender and age data, 70 percent were male and 80 percent were under the age of 35.
More than three-quarters of the patients had inhaled THC through or without nicotine products. THC is a cannabis substance that has significant psychological or spiritual effects.
E-cigarettes, which have been sold in the us since 2006, were initially thought to be smoking-cessation devices and are rapidly gaining popularity among teenagers, the report said. Preliminary official us data for 2019 show that more than a quarter of high school students have used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days.