Health officials: Two new cases of vaping-related illness confirmed in Washington

‘A statewide outbreak’: Two new cases of lung disease linked to vaping in Washington

‘A statewide outbreak’: Two new cases of lung disease linked to vaping in Washington

Health officials have urged consumers to quit vaping altogether.

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) officials announced today, September 16th, they have confirmed 2 cases in Spokane County of severe pulmonary disease linked to vaping.

"The MHRA assess all reports received in association with nicotine-containing e-cigarettes and should any potential safety concerns be identified we will take appropriate action to protect public health", the spokesperson said. There are now 3 confirmed cases in Washington.

The center's activation comes after USA health officials began investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices.

"This is now a state-wide outbreak", Lofy says.

After six reported deaths in the USA and at least 13 hospitalizations in the state of OH all associated with vaping products, the Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued an advisory against the use of e-cigarettes.

In August, the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration launched a multi-state investigation regarding an outbreak of severe lung disease associated with using vaping devices/e-cigarette products.

No single device, ingredient or additive has been identified in connection to the illnesses and deaths.

While all of these cases have a history of vaping use, CDC officials still do not know the exact product or substance causing severe lung diseases.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is reviewing information about a respiratory illness that has been linked to e-cigarette use in the United States.