According to data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of October 1, the US 48 states and the US Virgin Islands have reported 1080 cases of confirmed and suspected lung disease related to the use of e-cigarettes, and at least 18 people have died.
According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 80% of these 1,000 patients are under 35 years old, and 16% of patients are under 18 years old. About 78% of the 578 patients who were known to have taken any of the substances in the smoked body smoked the liquid with the addition of the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that e-cigarettes may be just the tip of the iceberg for the growing health threats to the American public, especially young people. Anne Shusat, chief deputy director of the CDC, said in a conference call on the 3rd that more e-cigarette-related deaths are under investigation.
The cause of lung disease caused by e-cigarettes is currently inconclusive. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the 3rd suggested that this may be related to the direct toxicity of toxic chemical fuels.
In recent years, American teenagers have reached the “popular level” in smoking e-cigarettes. According to statistics, in 2020, more than 3.6 million American high school students smoked electronic cigarettes, a surge of 1.5 million compared with 2017.