A California health agency joined the chorus of officials across the country urging consumers to stop vaping all substances immediately, saying it’s still unsure what’s caused the recent epidemic that has sickened at least 530 and claimed nine lives in the U.S.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) also announced that 90 Californians with a history of vaping have been hospitalized and two have died.
“Although CDPH regulates manufacturers of cannabis vaping products to ensure they are as safe as possible for those who choose to vape, CDPH warns that all individuals put themselves at risk any time they inhale a foreign substance into their lungs,” according to the agency.The CDPH’s recommendation to not vape includes both e-cigarettes and cannabis products, even though the same agency oversees the state’s marijuana manufacturing sector.
The move follows an executive order by California Gov. Gavin Newsom that will launch a $20 million anti-vaping marketing campaign in October.
Published: September 25, 2019
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