A person from California is the seventh particular person to die from a suspected vaping-related sickness within the US, experiences say.

The person, in his 40s, had been in poor health for various weeks earlier than he succumbed to a “extreme pulmonary damage related to vaping”, in line with Tulare Nation public well being officer Dr Karen Haught.

US media cited Dr Haught as saying: “Any use of e-cigarettes poses a potential danger to the well being of the lungs and might doubtlessly trigger extreme lung damage which will even result in demise. Lengthy-term results of vaping on well being are unknown.”

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The sufferer was additionally reported to have had different well being issues.

California’s public well being division has recognized 70 potential instances of acute lung illness in individuals who use vapes, the Los Angeles Instances reported.

Final week, well being officers in Kansas pleaded with residents there to cease vaping and to dissuade their family members from utilizing vapes, after the demise of a sixth US sufferer.

Kansas’ well being division mentioned on the time: “The nationwide investigation has not recognized any particular vaping or e-cigarette merchandise linked to all instances. Many sufferers report utilizing merchandise with liquids that include cannabinoid merchandise, corresponding to tetrahydrocannabinol [THC, the intoxicating active ingredient in cannabis].”

Nationwide, a whole bunch of potential instances in 33 states have been recognized.

No single ingredient, gadget or additive has been recognized because the killer. Most sufferers have mentioned they vaped merchandise containing THC, whereas others mentioned they vaped solely nicotine and extra nonetheless consumed each THC and nicotine.

E-cigarette vapour incorporates small flavour-carrying particles. Some early-stage laboratory and animal research counsel they can harm blood vessels, the lungs and airway, however additional analysis is required.

Even much less is understood in regards to the contents of THC oils and the way these substances behave when heated.