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Doctors Have Identified a New Vaping Lung Injury

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 19, 2020 at 1:21 pm
A new lung injury associated with vaping has been identified by the doctors of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Acute Fibrinous Organizing Pneumonia (AFOP) is a special histological pattern in acute respiratory failure with high mortality. It is described as a “newly evolving, rare lung pathology within the field of pulmonology.” A recently published report discusses the case of...
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A Basic Overview of the Vaping Illness Outbreak

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this December 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Vaping has become increasingly popular among young adults in America. Studies show that 20% of Americans aged 18-29 say they vape despite the confirmed 42 fatality cases and probable 2,172 lung injury cases. Vaping is the inhalation and exhalation of aerosol, typically containing toxic chemicals, through e-cigarettes or vaporizing instruments. Vaping products contain a mouthpiece to inhale the aerosol, a...
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Lung damage hospitalizations after vaping rises to 11

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 13, 2019 at 12:01 pm
Fourteen teens and young adults have been hospitalized in Wisconsin and Illinois for breathing problems potentially linked to vaping, according to health officials from both states. In Wisconsin, eleven young adults were sent to the hospital with severe lung disease, an increase from the eight reported in July. Three young adults in Illinois were hospitalized. The severity of the lung...
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San Francisco Bans E-Cigs

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 31, 2019 at 11:54 am
San Francisco becomes the first United States city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes until their health effects are clearly established. Juul Labs, a manufacturer of the most popular electronic cigarette “Juul”, is headquartered in San Francisco and controls about 70% of the United States vaping market. Upon San Francisco’s mayor signing this legislation, the law will be enforced...
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Injury From E-cigarette Explosion

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 12, 2019 at 9:55 am
Recently, a 17 year-old boy arrived at the emergency room after an e-cigarette exploded while he was using it. He suffered multiple severe injuries to his mouth and chin. Between 2015 and 2017, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reported an estimated 2,035 electronic cigarettes exploded and caused burn injuries to their users. https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/case-of-injury-from-e-cigarette-explosion-reported/
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Flavors in e-cigarettes could pose heart health risk

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 29, 2019 at 10:40 am
Some flavorings in electronic cigarettes ("e-cigarettes"), even without nicotine, can increase the risk of heart disease. Dr. Joseph Wu, director of Stanford University's cardiovascular institute, and his team published a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that found human cells exposed to e-cigarette flavors indicated blood vessel dysfunction. Overall, the type of cells studied that line...
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Attorney Generals Begin Lawsuit Against E-Cigarette Makers

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 19, 2019 at 9:24 am
This week, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against electronic cigarette ("e-cigarette") brand JUUL accusing it of targeting youth in its sales and downplaying the harm its products cause. According to the National Youth Tobacco survey, nearly 4 million kids are currently use e-cigarettes that contain nicotine, and this number could be even...
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Texas Man Dies After E-Cigarette Blows Up in His Face

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 5, 2019 at 3:30 pm
​FORT WORTH, TX - Authorities say a young man by the name of William Brown died of a massive stroke after an e-cigarette exploded and tore his carotid artery.  According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, Williams died in a Fort Worth hospital on January 29th. The explosion reportedly happened on January 27th in the parking lot of a store...
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3M Military Earplug Litigation

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 22, 2019 at 3:25 pm
3M and its predecessor, Aearo Technologies, sold defective Combat Arms Earplugs, version 2 (CAEv2) to the U.S. military between 2003 and 2015. These were standard issue devices provided to thousands of servicemembers. The CAEv2 earplugs may have caused permanent and significant hearing loss or tinnitus to military personnel including those who were deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq. The CAEv2 were...
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FDA WARNS AGAINST VAGINAL REJUVENATION PROCEDURES

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 8, 2018 at 9:37 pm
On July 30, 2018, the FDA issued a warning against the use of energy-based (most commonly radiofrequency or laser) devices utilized to perform vaginal rejuvenation procedures. These devices have been approved by the FDA for gynecological purposes such as the destruction of abnormal or pre-cancerous cervical or vaginal tissue and genital warts. However, several manufacturers of these devices have been...
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Water Authorities Sue Foam Manufacturers Over Water Contamination

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 21, 2018 at 6:39 pm
By Kyle Bagenstose Horsham, Warminster and Warrington will seek millions of dollars in damages from firefighting foam manufacturers whose products they say contaminated drinking water. Two is company, three’s a crowd? The manufacturers of firefighting foam may feel a little crowded, as all three water authorities impacted by PFAS drinking water contamination in Bucks and Montgomery counties are now suing them...
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Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturers Must Warn Doctors and Patients of Their Products’ Risks

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm
By: Gregory Spizer Prescription medications and medical devices have saved, prolonged and/or improved lives.  In many instances, these products have been of great benefit to millions.  However, all of these products also have side effects which can be fatal or disabling.  For this reason, the law requires that pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers warn doctors and patients of their products’...
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