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Doctors in the USA called a new disease and announced epidemic

Marina Bogdanova
16.10.2019

The first messages about victims of smoking of electronic cigarettes, appeared at the beginning of summer. The fatal cases connected with vaping were confirmed in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota and Oregon. People addressed to doctors with complaints to cough, the increased temperature, nausea and vomiting, the complicated breath, chest and stomach pain which amplified every day.

Now almost in each state the diseased from smoking of electronic cigarettes is known. Age of the patients hospitalized with pneumonia without the known infectious reasons, from 18 to 68 years.

In the report on incidence and mortality published by the Centers for control and prevention of diseases of the USA (CDC), the new disease of lungs received the name EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury).

The first electronic cigarettes were available for sale only in 2006

According to the report, in America with this illness more than 1299 people, at least, 26 of them already died.

The first electronic cigarettes were available for sale only in 2006 and soon became very popular around the world, especially among youth. Many smokers passed from usual cigarettes to electronic because producers of vapes positioned them as safer alternative to an addiction. However, this question remains disputable, and influence of vaping on an organism still remained almost not studied.

Now in the Food and Drug Administration of the USA try to define any one product or a component which causes a disease. There are suspicions that in most cases it is about chemical pollutants, toxic by-products or other harmful substances in liquids for electronic cigarettes.

Scientists found out that smoking of electronic cigarettes makes toxic impact, including because of them the survival of cells decreases and some signs of inflammation in blood vessels are shown.

However, to define a concrete factor which leads to traumatizing lungs researchers cannot yet. Current situation is already called crisis of public health care.

And as the U.S. Government does not manage to control the industry electronic cigarettes, the Department of health care of the USA announced a total ban on the flavored vapes before completion of nation-wide investigation.

#Electronic cigarettes #Vaping #Epidemic #EVALI #Department of health care of the USA

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