Melania Trump is sounding the alarm over the rampant abuse of e-cigarettes and Marijuana vaping products.
“I am deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use in our children. We need to do all we can to protect the public from tobacco-related disease and death, and prevent e-cigarettes from becoming an on-ramp to nicotine addiction for a generation of youth,” she said calling attention to the epidemic.
A rash of mysterious deaths linked to vaping both tobacco and pot have spread across the country with many more becoming very ill from using the products.
The authorities have not isolated the cause but they believe it to be chemicals in the vaping products.
The chemicals reform as an oil sludge once inhaled that coats the lungs and renders them useless.
The sixth reported death has just been confirmed and she was different in that she was in her 50’s.
The other deaths were younger people. Look, until we get answers if you use these products you should stop or do some research to make sure you are not in danger.
Health officials in Kansas on Tuesday confirmed the death of a female resident, the sixth person to die in the U.S. from the severe respiratory illness being linked to vaping.
The woman was over 50 with a history of health problems. However, doctors say it’s clear vaping was the cause for her rapid deterioration.
“She had some underlying medical illnesses, but nothing that would have foretold the fact that within a week after starting using e-cigarettes for the first time, she developed full-blown acute respiratory distress syndrome and died,” Dr. Lee Norman, secretary for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, told NBC News.
Acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS, occurs when the lungs fill with fluid.
Though many patients across the nation have been in their late teens, 20s or 30s, Norman said the Kansas death is a reminder that older adults may be at particular risk.
“It’s a reminder that older people with pre-existing illnesses are probably going to have worse clinical outcomes if they do develop problems with vaping,” Norman said.
I am deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use in our children. We need to do all we can to protect the public from tobacco-related disease and death, and prevent e-cigarettes from becoming an on-ramp to nicotine addiction for a generation of youth. @HHSGov
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 9, 2019