CDC report: E-cigarette deaths have a strong relationship with tetrahydrocannabinol

On October 28th, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data showing that most of the deaths from e-cigarette-related lung injuries are e-cigarettes containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). According to the report, 19 deaths reported that 63 percent of people specifically used e-cigarettes containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), 84 percent used a variety of e-cigarettes, 37 percent used nicotine-containing e-cigarettes, and 16 percent used only nicotine-containing e-cigarettes.

So far, 36 people have died from e-cigarette-related diseases in 24 U.S. states, and as of October 22, 1,604 cases of e-cigarette-related diseases had been detected in 49 states.

The data showed that most of these patients were young white men, about 80 percent of non-Hispanic whites under the age of 35, 50 percent of whom were under the age of 25 and about 70 percent were men.

Previous cases showed that 86 per cent of people used THC-containing e-cigarettes, 64 per cent nicotine-containing e-cigarettes, 52 per cent e-cigarettes containing THC and nicotine, 34 per cent thin-containing e-cigarettes and 11 per cent nicotine-containing e-cigarettes.

The CDC recommends not using e-cigarettes or e-cigarettes containing THC, and it’s not clear what causes people to get sick.


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