CDC: Vaping lung damage may be THC-related

Posted at 4:45 p.m. on September 27, 2019

The Brillion News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The latest findings from the investigation into lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping, suggest that THC products play a role in the outbreak – that according to the federal Centers for Disease Control in a statement issued on Friday, September 27.

Most of the people (77 percent) in this outbreak reported using THC-containing products, or both THC-containing products and nicotine-containing products, according to a report published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

A second MMWR released from Wisconsin and Illinois had similar findings regarding THC use and contains more details on the characteristics of cases in those states, including demographics, as well as substances and product types used.

The report from Illinois and Wisconsin showed that nearly all THC-containing products reported were packaged, pre-filled cartridges that were primarily acquired from informal sources such as friends, family members, illicit dealers, or off the street.

More information about the investigation is available on the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/lunginjury.

This is a brief report. The complete story will appear in the October 3 PRINT EDITION of THE BRILLION NEWS.

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