The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and other organizations have been trying to bring down the number of vaping cases across the country. According to the latest reports, however, nothing much has been successful in the sector. CDC says that the cases of diseases linked to vaping — which refers to the usage of e-cigarettes — are now coming down. The CDC is now worried that the looming flu season in the US will be making things even difficult to be managed. Some doctors are also reporting that they are seeing a number of patients who go home and come back.
“I can’t stress enough the seriousness of these lung injuries associated with e-cigarettes or vaping products. We are not seeing a meaningful drop-off in new cases, and unfortunately, many more people have been hospitalized with lung injury each week,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat who is the principal deputy director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during a press briefing. According to Dr. Schuchat, people who came back to the hospitals had to do so after they resumed vaping. It is thus clear that the whole issue of the vaping disease has not been worked out in the awareness sector.
This once again means that state governments and community centers should work in an even powerful way to address the problem of vaping-related issues. Considering that only Alaska has no attempted cases of the disease so far, the CDC is concerned about advanced statistics as well. For instance, it was proven that vaping marijuana had a huge impact on the issue; it was found that 76% of people with the disease were found to have vaped THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana. The deputy director also added that the teams haven’t been able to find the reason for the disease and that the process may last several months.
Steve Lopez is the Editorial Page Editor for News Raise. He covers Health. He has won more than a dozen national journalism awards for his reporting and column writing at seven newspapers and four news magazines.
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