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Tags: vaping | seizures | kidney damage | Dr. Oz

E-Cigarettes Increase Risk of Seizures

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Thursday, 02 May 2019 11:49 AM Current | Bio | Archive

In January 2019, federal authorities seized 221 pounds of cocaine in two busts at Port Hueneme, Calif., 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Three months later, about 1.6 tons of cocaine was seized at Port Newark, N.J.

Those seizures were good for the health of the country, for sure.

But you may not be aware that e-cigarettes can deliver toxic doses of nicotine, triggering seizures that are far from good for your health. (A cocaine overdose can cause a medical seizure too.)

The Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert, reporting “some people who use e-cigarettes have experienced seizures, with most reports involving youth or young adult users.”

But almost anyone is vulnerable, says the agency — first-time vapers and regular users; people with a history of seizures and those with none; people who use recreational marijuana and those who don't.

And the seizures can happen after a few puffs or as long as a day later.

That doesn't surprise us. Research published in BMJ Tobacco Control has found that vape pod systems like Juul contain high concentrations of a modified salt form of nicotine, which is more readily absorbed upon inhalation.

In fact, vaping comes with all kinds of health risks. Some are uniquely its own. For example, another recent FDA alert says kratom, which people can vape, is laced with nickel and lead, and can cause “nervous system or kidney damage, anemia, high blood pressure, and/or increased risk of certain cancers.”

So seize the day: Say no vaping.

© King Features Syndicate

   
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