Recently, you must have heard about the outbreak of illnesses, lung injuries, and deaths associated with the use of e-cigarettes and vaping mainly in the United States of America. It has grabbed everyone’s attention and forced CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and states’ health departments to investigate this. According to the doctors, these cases involve respiratory ailments that directly indicate to the vaping. These respiratory ailments are named EVALI.
As of February 18, 2020, there were a total number of 2,807 EVALI cases reported to the CDC from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two territories of the United States. Sixty-eight deaths were confirmed.
The US Federal Government warned all the citizens of the US not to vape e-cigarettes explaining that several mysterious deaths and lung injuries are directly associated with vaping. This act by the Federal Government of the US is quite understandable but there are so many things which strongly express that vaping or consuming fruit-flavored e-juices like strawberry flavored e-liquid, apple, watermelon-flavored is not the reason behind the recent outbreak of the deaths and respiratory illnesses. One of those things is- people have been vaping for several decades while the death associated with vaping is absolutely new.
The Possible Causes of Outbreak Defined by CDC
As per the CDC, vitamin E acetate is the biggest reason behind the recent outbreak of respiratory illnesses and death in the US. It’s an addictive compound found in some cannabis-based products. However, it’s not a proven cause. Neither CDC nor FDA and other health departments can claim that vaping is the reason behind the EVALI outbreak as they don’t have sufficient proof. Undoubtedly, they said that vaping THC-containing e-cigarettes particularly from informal sources like friends, family, or in-person and black vaping products dealers is somewhere the reason behind the unexpected outbreak, but they don’t have sufficient proof to claim this.
Facts That Indicate Vaping is Not The Reason Behind the Recent Outbreak
The US Federal Government warned the US citizens about the uses of vaping or flavored e-juices like e-liquid watermelon, apple, blueberry, and grapes flavored explaining its link to the recent lung injuries and death cases. However, there are so many things you need to understand about the recent outbreak and vaping. These things indicate that e-cigarettes cannot be the real reason behind this recent respiratory illness outbreak.
Vaping is Not a New Thing- Being a smoker or vaper, you better know that vaping is not a new thing. It has been in the market for several decades. People have been enjoying vaping in excessive amounts for many years. Before EVALI, any illness associated with vaping as the recent case has never been reported. It's a completely new case. Nobody has seen an outbreak like this before which is associated with vaping. That's why it is hard to believe that vaping can be a cause of the EVALI outbreak. With vaping, you may find some minor side effects but the vaping history is the proof that vaping was not associated with any kind of big outbreak. So, how EVALI can occur due to legal vaping.
The Respiratory Illnesses and Deaths are Completely New- Check out the whole history of vaping, you will not find any kind of serious illness associated with vaping or consuming flavored e-juices like white peach e-juice, and other fruit-flavored e-liquids. No doubt, minor side effects have been associated with vaping due to its psychoactive properties since its introduction in the world but any serious illness has never been reported associated with vaping. The recent respiratory illnesses and deaths which were claimed that they occurred due to vaping are actually completely new. So, it’s somewhere wrong to judge vaping based on this outbreak.
Illicit E-Cigarettes- According to the CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention), illicit e-cigarettes, and those e-cigarettes which are bought informally from friends, relatives, in-person are the reason behind this outbreak. That means if you buy e-cigarettes or any other strawberry flavored e-liquid and other fruit-flavored e-juices from a legal vaping seller then you are safe from any kind of serious ailment.
Recent Updates- CDC did not publish any update on the EVALI outbreak after 18th February 2020. According to the official website of CDC, as of 18th February 2020, there were 2,807 EVALI cases (including deaths) reported to the CDC from all 50 states of the United States of America. After that, there was no update on EVALI. This strongly indicates that the present situation on EVALI is stable and vaping was not the exact reason behind this outbreak. Overall, it’s still a question for doctors, health departments, and CDC.
Should You Vape or Not?
After this serious outbreak, most vapers would be in a dilemma of whether they should vape or not. Well? Let’s simplify it for you. We believe that you are convinced with the facts we mentioned above that e-cigarettes or consuming white peach e-juice and other fruit-flavored e-juices are not the real reason behind this recent outbreak. If you believe in the above-mentioned facts then you should not have any doubt about vaping.
On the other hand, if you are afraid of vaping due to this recent outbreak then we would not force you. But, we would like to tell you that people vape all around the world. Even the UK is the country that encourages vaping, and there is not a single case of EVALI reported in that country. So, you should not worry about e-cigarettes as aping is not the real reason behind this recent outbreak that grabbed everyone’s attention. Something else is associated with the EVALI outbreak. So, be sure about it.