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BELGIUM: Death of a young man, health minister accuses e-cigarette ...

BELGIUM: Death of a young man, health minister accuses e-cigarette ...

Sad news in Belgium! A young man of 18 years old recently died from respiratory failure. Although the investigation continues to establish the precise circumstances of the death, the Minister of Health, Maggie De Block did not hesitate to publicly accuse the e-cigarette of being responsible for the tragedy.


Maggie De Block, Belgian Minister of Health

THE E-CIGARETTE RESPONSIBLE? AS IN THE UNITED STATES?


Raphaëk Pauwaert, 18 years, died last November 6 from respiratory failure attributed by health authorities to the e-cigarette 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. There is no other explanation for this type of pneumonia in this patient.". An announcement that sounds like a blow in this period of doubt about vaping.

According to the first elements of the investigation, the Brussels 18 years has made use of an e-cigarette containing cannabidiol (CBD), a derivative of cannabis with soothing properties, not narcotic, and legal, 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. " The investigation must continue to establish the precise circumstances "Raphael's death," said Maggie De Block.

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