CDC recommends against using vapes with marijuana ingredient
People should stop using e-cigarettes, especially those with marijuana ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), U.S. public health officials recommended on Friday, as an investigation into illnesses and deaths related to vaping deepens. Jonah Green has more.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new warning Friday, urging people to stop using e-cigarettes, especially those with the cannabis-derived ingredient THC.
The warning comes as an investigation into illnesses and deaths related to vaping deepens.
E-cigarettes have been marketed as tools to help smokers quit, but rising use among youth in the United States and a spate of severe lung illnesses tied to the devices have triggered a backlash and heightened regulatory scrutiny.
Health officials are investigating 805 confirmed and probable cases and 12 deaths so far from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, as of the latest update on Thursday.
Washington state Governor Jay Inslee urged state agencies on Friday to ban flavored and cannabis-derived vaping products, joining other states and the federal government in taking steps to reduce vaping amid the mysterious outbreak of deaths and illness.