In the United States, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified 127 cases of epileptic seizures and "other neurological symptoms" following the use of e-cigarettes, far more than the 35 cases that the US organization had spotted last April.
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In early April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) already issued a warning about possible vaping hazards, after identified 35 case of various crises associated with vaping. Except that in a new statement this week, the FDA is largely reviewing its numbers upward, and says it has received close to 127 epileptic seizure statements and "other neurological symptoms" between 2010 and 2019. These 127 cases include the 35 identified by the FDA last April.
Although no concrete link could be established between the practice of vaping and these crises, the coincidence seems to be quite surprising, especially as the risks associated with the use of an electronic cigarette are pointed out by other organizations at the same time. In order to gather more data on whether or not there is a link between vaping practice and epileptic seizures, the FDA invites everyone to report any incidents that may have occurred as a result of using the electronic cigarette.
« It is imperative that health professionals, consumers, parents, teachers, other affected adults, as well as youth and young adults, provide the FDA with detailed information on any incident, past or future, as a result of using the e-cigarette. We pledge to follow this issue closely and to take the additional steps necessary to protect the public, especially the young people of our country, from the dangers of these cigarettes and other tobacco products. » said Ned Sharpless, Acting Commissioner for the FDA.