Sad news in Belgium! An 18-year-old young man recently died of respiratory failure. Although the investigation continues to establish the precise circumstances of the death, the Minister of Health, Maggie De Block has not hesitated to publicly accuse the e-cigarette of being responsible for the tragedy.
RESPONSIBLE E-CIGARETTE? LIKE IN THE UNITED STATES?
Raphaëk Pauwaert, 18, died on November 6 from respiratory failure attributed by health authorities to e-cigarettes and a mixture of harmful products.
Questioned by Members in plenary sitting in the House, Maggie De Block, the Belgian health minister, said on Thursday that " the link with the electronic cigarette is established. In this patient, there is no other explanation for such severe pneumonia.". An announcement that resonates like a hammer in this period of doubt about vaping.
According to the first elements of the investigation, the 18-year-old Brussels resident used an e-cigarette containing cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis derivative with soothing, non-narcotic, and legal properties, but which can be sold on the black market mixed with harmful products.
Mixing withvitamin E acetate (oil), which has already caused deaths in the United States, is suspected. " Investigation must continue to establish the precise circumstances "Raphael's death," said Maggie De Block.