Health Canada warns vaping carries risk of pulmonary illness

Health Canada is warning Canadians that vaping products can carry a risk of pulmonary illness after two recent deaths in the U.S. have been linked to vaping. The federal agency is advising vaporizer users to watch out for symptoms of pulmonary illness, such as coughing, shortness of breath and chest pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Information Update – Health Canada warns of potential risk of pulmonary illness associated with vaping products

OTTAWA – Health Canada is advising Canadians who use vaping products to monitor themselves for symptoms of pulmonary illness (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, chest pain) and to seek medical attention promptly if they have concerns about their health.

People across the U.S. are sick – maybe because of vaping. What’s going on?

Over the last few weeks, health officials across the U.S. have been reporting cases of respiratory illness. People have had trouble breathing, chest pain, stomach complaints in a few cases, and many have been hospitalized. Three deaths have been reported so far. The CDC suggests that the culprit might be vaping.

Only a matter of time before Canada sees severe vaping-related issues: B.C. health authority

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – British Columbia’s top doctor says it’s only a matter of time before Canada starts to see people experiencing the severe effects of vaping. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says while there have not been any reports of serious pulmonary issues related to vaping reported in Canada, she’s keeping an eye on reports out of the United States.

Ottawa puts pressure on Health Canada amid vaping concerns

The Board of Health has thrown their support behind Ottawa’s Chief Medical Officer amid growing health concerns over vaping. Dr. Vera Etches is asking Health Canada for stricter regulations on all vaping products. “The data we have suggests more youth are trying vaping,” said Etches. “We also find youth think it’s pretty harmless.”

Health Unit Investigates Pulmonary Illness Linked to Vaping Products

London, ON -This afternoon, officials from the Middlesex-London Health Unit announcedthat they had been advised of a case of severe pulmonary illness diagnosed in an area youth, linked to their use of vaping products.

London Health Unit to Provide Update on Case of Respritory Illness from Vaping – Easy 101.3

(CP) Health authorities in London say a youth has been diagnosed with a severe respiratory illness related to vaping. The case was reported today by the Middlesex-London Health Unit, which is expected to release more information at a news conference at 2 p.m. ET. Health Canada issued a warning recently urging people who vape to …

Misinformation and fear fuel Public Health pressuring government ban on legitimate vape products

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2019 /CNW/ – At 10am today a coalition of public health advocates are meeting on parliament hill to put pressure on Health Canada to address…

NOTE BELOW ORIGINALLY TITLED: ‘Torrent of addiction’ of vaping prompts Canadian health groups to call for immediate, effective regulation | CBC News 

‘Torrent of addiction’ of vaping prompts Canadian health groups to call for immediate, effective regulation | CBC News

There’s an urgent need for vaping products to be given the same advertising and flavour restrictions as tobacco, a group of health organizations in Canada said in calling for immediate political action. The appeal came Thursday at a news conference in Ottawa from representatives of: Action on Smoking and Health.

Cannabis product not the culprit in Ontario teen’s vaping-related illness, health official says | CBC News

The teen who was hospitalized with a severe vaping-related respiratory illness in London, Ont., did not use a cannabis-related product, the region’s medical officer of health told CBC News. The high-school aged person who fell ill earlier this year was in intensive care and has recovered.

Vaping brand used by teen not a ‘bad actor,’ London, Ont., doc says in refusing to release product name | CBC News

Despite pressure from vaping industry members, London, Ont.’s medical officer of health says he won’t release the name of the brand used by a high school student who was on life-support after using a vaping device, the first such reported case linked to the practice in Canada.

Severe lung illness related to vaping

The Government of Canada is investigating the emergence of severe lung illness related to vaping, also known as severe pulmonary illness associated with vaping. Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling an aerosol produced by a vaping product, such as an electronic cigarette.

Severe lung illness related to vaping

The Government of Canada is investigating the emergence of severe lung illness related to vaping, also known as severe pulmonary illness associated with vaping. Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling an aerosol produced by a vaping product, such as an electronic cigarette.

 

 

 

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