We don’t know what is in vaping devices, what the reported health effects actually mean, and, most importantly, why all these problems appeared so quickly.
Washington health officials confirm two new cases of severe pulmonary disease linked to vaping. Both are in Spokane County.
The patient was hospitalized in August for fever, cough and shortness of breath, treated in the intensive care unit, released and is now recovering.
Vaping may take your breath away, warn state health officials
100s of cases of severe lung illness have been reported among e-cigarette users. Many report having vaped products containing cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD.
Alarmed by dense smoke, shoppers were snapping up portable air purifiers and breathing masks in staggering numbers.
Children, older adults, pregnant women and people with heart and lung disease are especially sensitive to wildfire smoke.
So as winter approaches, rather than rushing out to your doctors at the first sign of a sniffle, try and ride it out.
Simple dust or surgical masks do not offer adequate protection. Health officials recommend “N95” respirators or “P100” masks.
The course of asthma varies from one child to the next. Symptoms may begin at any age, may persist or stop, and then may recur many years later.
Given asthma is about five times more common in Western societies, this suggests lifestyle plays a major role.
National Weather Service predicts that the Puget Sound region will see some improvement in air quality today, especially along the coast.
Until we get better air quality, stay indoors with windows closed if you can find somewhere cool, health officials say.
Smoke levels are now mostly UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS across the Puget Sound region – Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Children, older people and those with respiratory illnesses such as asthma and COPD are particularly at risk of smoke-related health problems.