The number of deaths in connection with E-cigarettes is on the rise in the United States. Until Tuesday, 33 people in 24 States in the US have died after they had used electronic cigarettes, informed the US health authority CDC.
The dead were on average 44 years old, the youngest 17 and the oldest 75, notified the US food and drug administration. In addition, there are just under 1500 confirmed diseases, almost throughout the country. A week earlier, the number of deaths was 26, the of diseases in just under 1300.
In Germany, users of E-cigarettes threaten according to a recent assessment by the Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR), no increased risks – provided that you buy products that comply with European and German regulations. “Steamer” should still pay attention to symptoms such as difficulty breathing or pain in the chest area, advises BfR President Andreas Hensel. “Particularly after a product change.”
The authority also warns that Liquids themselves. Without sufficient knowledge of the danger that materials were used such as Oils, the BfR was the self-mixing. This could lead to the Inhale to severe respiratory disease. In the case of messages to the German poison information centres self-mixed E-Liquids, therefore, is often the cause of health problems.
In the United States within a short period of time, hundreds of serious lung disease with shortness of breath, cough and chest pain are reported that occurred after the Vapor of E-cigarettes. Part of the gastro-intestinal added problems such as Nausea, diarrhea or fever. Some people the complaints worsened in the days and weeks are so strong that they have to be artificially ventilated.
Before the authorities attribute the diseases the E-cigarettes, you exclude, among other things, that the Affected suffer from an infection or there is a cardiac or rheumatic cause.
It is still unclear what leads to the disease. Instructions for products with THC – the main active ingredient of Cannabis might play in the disease and death, a role cases. In the case of the already studied cases of the disease a majority of patients indicated to have products with a THC content consumed.
The complaints seem to be limited almost exclusively to users in the United States – in Canada Association have been reported in isolated cases. In Germany and in Europe, a similar increase of lung damage is not yet known. Here Liquds are regulated, but also strict.