According to CNET, In recent months, there have been thousands of cases of lung disease associated with e-cigarettes in the United States, and at least 34 people have been killed.Obviously, people are beginning to realize the danger of electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes entered the U.S. market about a decade ago and are touted as a safer alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes. But it wasn't until 2015 when Juul labs first launched its USB sized e-cigarettes and quickly became the industry leader that such products really gained attention.
The result has been a significant increase in the use of e-cigarette products, especially between adolescents and young people. In 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized a rule that expanded its authority to regulate all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, and its impact is still working.
Next, we will look at how US health officials and the e-cigarette industry have tried to adapt to a rapidly changing regulatory environment over the past year.
October 28, 2019 - Juul announced it would cut 500 jobs as the number of deaths from lung disease related to e-cigarettes rose to 34
October 17, 2019 - 33 deaths, mostly due to THC
As of October 15, 33 people had died and 1479 cases of lung injury had been reported in 24 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on October 17. With the exception of Alaska, there are cases of lung injury in every state except the District of Columbia.
Most cases are thought to be associated with e-cigarette products containing THC, especially those purchased on the street or from illegal dealers.
In a speech to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on October 16, a CDC official said the disease was "fatal or potentially fatal, with half requiring intensive care," CNBC reported. The report quoted Anne Schuchat, the CDC's chief deputy director, as saying that evali (the lung injury caused by the use of "e-cigarettes or e-cigarettes") is also becoming more and more serious as the flu season comes.
Oct. 9, 2019-Washington state is reported to ban the sale of fleshy e-cigarettes
Two weeks after Governor Jay Inslee asked for emergency rules in an executive order, the Washington State Health Council has voted to temporarily ban the sale of nicotine and THC e-cigarettes, Q13 Fox reported. Q13 Fox reported that the board unanimously voted that the ban would take effect this week and last four months.
The Department of Health in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
October 7, 2019 - Massachusetts reported the first death related to e-cigarettes; 18 deaths in the United States
Massachusetts health officials report that a 60 year old woman died of lung disease related to electronic cigarettes. According to the Boston Globe, this is the state's first death related to e-cigarettes. The Ministry of public health is still investigating what products she uses and where they come from. The identity of the woman was not disclosed to the public.
As of October 1, the CDC reported 18 deaths in 15 states.
September 27, 2019-investigation of Juul in San Joaquin County; Commissioner FDA publishes tweets on e-cigarette investigations
San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar, near the San Francisco Bay area, told CNET, that her office had opened an investigation into Juul, the e-cigarette giant, because "too many minors are using" the company's products. She said 1/4 of high school students are now using e-cigarettes and mentioned that a minor's lungs are "the same as those of a 70-year-old man."
Verber Salazar says Juul sells to young people through its rich and colorful ads and interesting tastes. She added that the company was "built on heart, lung and brain damage" because its addictive drugs caused to young people. She called Juul's actions "organized crime" and said her office would investigate civil and criminal acts against the company, including potential class action.
On Friday afternoon, a spokesman for the company said in an email statement that Juul agreed with Verber Salazar's "concern about young people smoking." "We welcome the opportunity to cooperate and share information on our commitment to eliminate flammable cigarettes and our positive, industry-leading actions to combat the use of young people," the spokesman added. He noted that Juul had closed its social media account and stopped selling flavor smoke.
The FDA's director, Ned Sharpless, also spoke on Friday, saying that conducting e-cigarette surveys "is a priority" for the FDA, CDC and state and local health organizations. "We're trying to figure out what causes people to get sick and follow the source of the supply chain," Sharpless said on twitter. FDA is ready to make the most of our authority based on the facts it finds. "
According to the latest CDC survey, "THC products played a role in the outbreak." the CDC report found that 77 percent of the 514 patients surveyed used products containing THC, 36 percent used only e-cigarettes containing THC, and 16 percent used e-cigarettes containing nicotine only.
September 26, 2019 - 805 lung cases related to e-cigarettes, at least 12 known deaths, the CDC said
According to the latest information from the CDC, the number of mysterious lung disease cases attributed to e-cigarettes has soared by 52% in the past week, bringing the total number of cases to 805. So far, 12 people have died in 46 states.
The death toll includes two in California, two in Kansas, one each in Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi and Oregon. The median age of the patients was 23 years old, and 2/3 of the patients were male.
September 25, 2019-Juul CEO resigns, the e-cigarette company stops all American advertising
Kevin Burns, which co-founded Juul, will be replaced by KC Crosthwaite, chief executive of Altria, a tobacco company. Juul also said it would suspend all broadcasting, printing and digital advertising in the United States and pledged to "ban" the Trump administration's proposal to ban taste of e-cigarettes.
September 24, 2019 - California warns of "sudden lung injury"
California's Department of Public Health has released a health consultation warning citizens that "using any product can pose a public health risk." The department said it had received reports from 90 people in California who had been hospitalized since June for "severe respiratory problems and lung injury" associated with e-cigarettes.
The state's public health department says two people died in California. The agency added that everyone should stop using e-cigarettes "regardless of substance or source." The health department said e-cigarettes appeared to cause "sudden lung damage." Symptoms that may be associated with e-cigarettes include cough, chest pain, dyspnea, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue, fever and weight loss.
According to the Department of health, teenagers and young people account for nearly half of the number of people in hospital. In California, 30% of hospitalized patients received mechanical ventilator treatment in intensive care - in other words, they received life support.
September 20, 2019-Walmart stops selling e-cigarettes
According to CNBC's latest report, Wal Mart, citing the "regulatory complexity" and "uncertainty" of e-cigarettes, said it would stop selling the product. Earlier this year, the company raised the age of tobacco products to 21 years old, and stopped selling fruits and Nikolai.
September 19, 2019-FDA announces that the number of cases of lung diseases associated with it has risen to 530
CDC health officials say the number of cases of e-cigarette-related lung disease has risen to 530 in 38 states. The FDA revealed the outbreak of the disease. So far, seven people have died of the disease. The FDA has collected more than 150 samples from patients across the country and is currently analyzing whether they contain other substances.
September 16, 2019 - Washington State confirmed three cases of serious lung disease associated with e-cigarettes
Washington State Health has confirmed two new cases of severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the state to three. Of the two new cases, one was in his teens and the other in his 20s. Although the investigation is still under way, the department has not identified a common product, device or additive among the three.
"The symptoms of these patients are related to the CDC's requirement that all state and local health jurisdictions conduct national surveys," said Kathy lofy, a health official in Washington state. This is a nationwide outbreak. "
Photographs of severe lung injury appeared on September 12, 2019, and Juul continued advertising despite warnings issued by the FDA.
A collection of photos taken by business insider from doctors and researchers shows that this is believed to be a serious consequence of lung injury associated with electronic cigarettes. The images include pictures of California teenagers. Other photos show patterns of inflammation, alveolar damage, and fatty particles in lung tissue that the researchers noticed. Surgeons were quoted as saying they could not confirm that the injuries and illnesses must have been caused by e-cigarettes.
Although FDA issued a warning letter last week, a Juul spokesman told CNBC, that the company would continue its "Make the Switch" advertising campaign, which positioned e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to cigarettes. CNBC said the company had to obtain FDA approval before asserting that the product was safer than cigarettes, but had not yet submitted an application.
September 9, 2019 - FDA concerns about Juul's claim that e-cigarettes are safer than other tobacco products
In some suspicious marketing campaigns, FDA expressed concern about Juul's claim that e-cigarettes are safer than other tobacco products. To make matters worse, high school students claimed before testifying in Congress that a company representative told them that Juul was "absolutely safe."
September 6, 2019 - two more deaths and CDC warning
Minnesota health officials confirmed that a 65-year-old died in August after being hospitalized for long-term lung injuries. The man has a history of potential lung disease, but lung injury is linked to illegal THC products from e-cigarettes. ABC 5 reported Friday that lung injury has developed into other diseases. The Minnesota Department of Health told thetelevisionTaiwan, the state has so far 17 patients have been confirmed or possible cases. Fifteen other cases are under investigation.
The CDC also issued a statement about its investigation and said it had not identified any product associated with all lung diseases. Many patients reported recent use of products containing THC, while some reported simultaneous use of products containing THC and nicotine.
In a tweet, Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois sent a letter to Ned Sharpless, acting director of the FDA Administration, asking for action. Durbin said FDA should send letters to all schools in the United States warning them of the health consequences associated with e-cigarettes. He also called on the agency to ban e-cigarette condiments other than tobacco and e-cigarette equipment that was not approved by the FDA.
"If Dr Sharpless doesn't do anything in the next 10 days, I plan to call for his resignation." Durbin tweeted.
September 5, 2019-Indiana reports deaths related to e-cigarettes
The Wall Street Journal confirmed that serious lung damage associated with e-cigarettes killed three people. Federal health authorities urged people to stop using electronic cigarette products after news of the death came out, and they investigated about 450 mysterious diseases in 33 states.
September 4, 2019 - second death related to e-cigarettes
Smoking-related serious lung disease has claimed another life, according to the New York Times. Unknown people were hospitalized after using products bought at an Oregon casual marijuana store to extract tetrahydromarijuana, the New York Times reported.
August 30, 2019 - CDC: don't buy e-cigarettes on the street or modify them
According to the New York Times, CDC "took unusual steps" and issued recommendations on e-cigarettes and e-cigarette products. The CDC's e-cigarette advice covers the public, clinicians and public health officials. In the advice to the public: "No one using e-cigarette products should buy these products on the street (for example, e-cigarette products with DHC) and shall not modify e-cigarette products or add to them products that the manufacturer does not intend to use." "Young people, pregnant women and adults who do not currently use tobacco products should not use e-cigarettes," CDC added.
August 29, 2019 - FTC investigates Juul's marketing practices
Aug. 28, 2019-Juul CEO says respiratory disease cases are "worrisome"
Kevin burns, Juul's chief executive, said recent lung diseases that may be related to "the use of electronic cigarettes" were "worrisome" and urged non-smokers to avoid using Juul. "If there are signs of poor health related to our products, I think we will act quickly," Burns said in an interview.
August 23, 2019-Illinois reports the death of a patient after using an e-cigarette product
The Illinois Department of Public Health said "people who have recently been hospitalized for serious respiratory disease due to the use of electronic cigarettes" have died. According to the associated press, the death may be the first in the United States related to electronic cigarettes.
August 20, 2019 - Juul labs exits the electronic cigarette Technology Association
Six days after VTA filed a lawsuit against FDA, Juul Labs announced that it would not renew its membership of the industry group on the grounds of differences over "key policy issues."
August 19, 2019 - health officials report that more than 150 people have been hospitalized
State and federal health officials report that 153 people, many of them young, from 16 states have been treated for respiratory diseases following the use of e-cigarettes.
August 19, 2019 - Juul labs sued
A 19-year-old user of Juul sued the company for targeting minors and using deceptive marketing techniques, saying the behavior led to nicotine addiction. The lawsuit also appointed investors in tobacco giant Philip Morris and its parent company, Altria (Julia.
August 17, 2019 - CDC begins to investigate lung diseases related to electronic cigarettes
State and federal health officials have joined forces to explore whether e-cigarettes cause serious lung disease in 153 people.
August 16, 2019 - investors remain bullish on Juul Labs
Despite growing health and legal problems, Juul Labs raised another $325 million from investors, according to regulatory documents.
August 14, 2019 - electronic cigarette industry group sued FDA
The e-cigarette technology association, which represents hundreds of e-cigarette companies, filed a lawsuit against FDA to delay regulators' review of e-cigarettes on the current market.
August 7, 2019 - FDA said it had received 127 reports of seizures related to aerosolization
July 26, 2019 - who issues global tobacco epidemic report
In a report, the World Health Organization called for more research and regulation of e-cigarettes and specifically named Juul as one of the new industry participants who "continue to subvert tobacco control."
July 24, 2019 - facebook and instagram restrict e-cigarette content
Facebook has released a new policy that will limit sales and restrictions on alcohol and tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on Facebook and Instagram.
July 23, 2019 - FDA launched anti electronic cigarette advertising toeducationThe risk of teenagers using electronic cigarettes
FDA has launched a new anti-smoking ad as part of the agency's "real cost" of nearly $60 million in smoking prevention campaigns. In TV commercials, street magicians use techniques to educate teenagers about the risk of using e-cigarettes.
July 12, 2019 - deadline for submission of e-cigarette marketing application has been determined
A U.S. District Court judge in Maryland allowed e-cigarette companies to submit pre-listing tobacco applications to FDA for approval by May 12, 2020.
June 25, 2019 - electronic cigarettes banned in San Francisco
San Francisco, where Juul is headquartered, became the first city in the United States to ban the sale of e-cigarettes.
April 3, 2019 - FDA announced an investigation into the potential link between seizures and electronic cigarettes
FDA informed the public that it had received reports of seizures following the use of e-cigarettes.
March 27, 2019 - health experts Sue FDA to delay e-cigarette review
When the agency gave e-cigarette companies more time to submit their products for review, seven public health and medical groups, as well as several pediatricians, sued FDA for failing to comply with appropriate requirements.
March 13, 2019 - FDA restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco products
The FDA has issued new guidelines restricting the sale of most fleshy tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, at convenience stores, gas stations and pharmacies. The FDA also requires all e-cigarette manufacturers to submit applications indicating that their products comply with existing regulations by Aug. 8, 2021.
November 18, 2018 - Juul labs closes social media account
After the FDA expressed concern about Juul's appeal to minors, the company closed Facebook and instagram accounts and restricted its twitter behavior to "non promotional only."
September 31, 2018 - FDA inspectors seized documents from Juul labs headquarters
The FDA conducted a surprise inspection of Juul Labs' San Francisco headquarters to find out more about the company's sales and marketing practices. Inspectors collected "more than a thousand pages of documents," the agency said.
September 12, 2018 - the FDA calls the use of electronic cigarettes by teenagers an "epidemic"
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, then FDA Commissioner, issued a statement calling the use of e-cigarettes by teenagers "epidemic" and urging the e-cigarette industry to address the problem or risk of withdrawing its taste products from the market.