Nationwide vaping death toll rises, Congress grills by the FDA for the non-regulation of the e-cigarette industry earlier

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The nationwide number of deaths caused by vaping disease rose to 11 Wednesday on the same day, the legislators in Congress rails against the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of the regulation of the e-cigarette industry.

The Georgia Department of Public Health announced Wednesday the diseases of the state’s first death in connection with a vaping-related lung. The 35-year-old man who said he had a history of severe nicotine vaping, but no history of vaping THC, the state Agency. The Florida Department of health updated its report on Tuesday, the lung injury associated with e-cigarette use to a death.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said last week, 530 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 38 States and one territory of the United States.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has a hearing of the outbreak of vaping related diseases Wednesday, so that democratic legislators to act on the question, the Commissioner of the FDA, Ned Sharpless, to push back on the Agency’s decision, in 2017, an FDA review of the vaping industry. Under the former EU-Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, the FDA, the deadline moves to begin, a review of the industry by 2022, instead of the first of the 2018 start-up date, CNBC reported. Public health groups sued, and a U.S. district court, the FDA ordered to begin the review in the next year.

“I firmly believe that many aspects of youth vaping epidemic could be addressed if the FDA had to the front of the cigarette moves, the review of all e-on the market, if it had said for the first a chance two years ago, the” Republic of Frank Pallone Jr, D-N. J., the Chairman, according to CNBC.

Juul Labs Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer also resigned this week. The top-of-the-market e-cigarette maker faces a series of lawsuits, claiming the company targeting young people with flavored nicotine products.

The new CEO, K. C. Crosthwaite, was a Manager at Altria, the manufacturer of Marlboro cigarettes, which paid $13 billion for a 35% stake in Juul in December. Crosthwaite said in a statement that Juul has long to the provision of adult smokers with alternatives, but recognized that there are “unacceptable levels of youth use and erode the public’s confidence in our industry.”

The FDA last week announced that, together with the CDC, the Agency is conducting a criminal investigation into the nationwide epidemic. Most, but not all patients report a history of the use of e-cigarette products with a THC, a psychoactive compound found in cannabis, according to the CDC. Not a manufacturer or active ingredient has been associated with all cases of vaping in connection with respiratory disease.


Michigan, New York and Rhode Island prohibited, vaping flavors this month, while Massachusetts, said it will stop sales of all vaping products for four months, the first step in the country. President Donald Trump said last week that the Federal government used the law to ban the thousands of flavourings in e-cigarettes across the country.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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