FDA investigating 127 reports of seizures, neurological symptoms related to vaping
FDA investigating 127 reports of seizures, neurological symptoms related to vaping.
At least 15 states have identified more than 120 cases of lung disease or injury that could be linked to vaping, States with the most cases include Wisconsin, with 15 confirmed cases and 15 more under investigation. Illinois has 10 confirmed cases, while 12 more are under investigation. California is looking into 19 such cases.
The New York State Department of Health confirmed it was “actively investigating” 11 cases. Indiana and New Jersey both reported nine cases, of which Indiana has confirmed six.
“These latest reports of pulmonary disease in people using vaping products in New York and other states are proof that more study is needed on the long-term health effects of these products,” Dr. Howard Zucker, health commissioner for New York State, said in a statement Friday.
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Health officials in multiple states said it is still unclear whether there’s a connection between the cases or whether vaping definitively caused these illnesses — which led to multiple people being hospitalized.