WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (NTS) — The CDC stated Thursday that 1,479 vaping-related lung injury cases arose across the country as of Oct. 15.
A total of 33 deaths occur in 24 U.S. states, with a median age of 44 years old, according to the CDC.
Among 849 patients with knowledge on substances used in e-cigarettes three months before symptom onset, about 78 percent reported using products containing THC, the principal psychoactive compound in marijuana, while 10 percent reported exclusive use of nicotine-containing products, according to the CDC.
”This is extremely complicated and difficult. It’s fatal or potentially fatal with half of the cases requiring intensive care,” said CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat at a Congress hearing on Wednesday.
Schuchat said the approaching flu season complicates efforts to diagnose vaping cases.
The rising number of vaping-related deaths has terrified the country. The FDA is creating a policy that will remove the market of unauthorized, non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes.
The CDC advised that people abstain from using e-cigarettes because the precise cause(s) of lung injury is not yet known.
Streatham Stabbings Declared Terror Incident
Police have confirmed that an incident in Streatham,London is being treated as terrorism-related.
Multiple people are believed to have been stabbed.
Reports say that a man was shot by armed police officers and is dead.
Several Killed Following Shooting in Germany
Six people have reportedly been killed in a shooting in the town of Rot am See in Germany.
Police have confirmed that a suspect is in custody.
Bild News reports that those killed in the attack were family members.
Active Shooter Reported At McGhee Tyson Airbase
A Tennessee sheriff’s spokesman says law enforcement is responding to a report of an active shooter at McGhee Tyson airbase.
Base spokesman Travers Hurst said Blount County Sheriff’s deputies are sweeping the area after receiving reports of an active shooter.
“Tenn. Nat. Guard security personnel are currently working w/state and federal law enforcement at McGhee Tyson Air Base on reports of suspicious activity. There are no reports of injuries. Situation is developing and more information will be released as it becomes available.”— Tenn. National Guard (@TNMilitaryDept) January 15, 2020