As of Friday, Nov. 1, the CDC has reported 1,888 confirmed and probable cases in 49 states of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome possibly associated with a recently inhaled drug aerosol (commonly known as vaping). As many as 37 patients in 24 states may have died from the condition. Here’s what you need to know.
Should I stop vaping?
- If you own illicit vape cartridges, throw them away immediately. The CDC, FDA, and HHS advised consumers to avoid buying cannabis vapes or using products off the street. They are unregulated, untested, and are often contaminated.
- If you purchase any disposable vaporizer cartridge—either THC, nicotine, or CBD—and it’s filled with the wrong additive or contaminant, at the wrong amount, using it carries the risk of immediately injuring your lungs.
- More broadly, the American Medical Association said Sept. 9 to stop vaping any electronic drug-delivery device. Many states are banning flavorings in legal e-cigarettes.
Read the full article by David Downs from Leafly here.