B.C. he may have seen his first case of a related illness, in a young patient, and may be one of many people.
The health officer saw Province. Bonnie Henry patient recently used nicotine-based steam products. He got out of his illness, but there are other possible cases of growing, showing inflamed lungs. Symptoms include coughing, lack of breath, and chest pain.
“This is another demonstration that is not invasive,” Henry added CBC.
These potential cases concern people who use steam products. Their properties are not attributed to any other underlying cause and their X-rays show substances such as pus or blood in the lung tissue.
No testing is currently available, leaving “exclusion diagnosis,” said Henry CBC. However, this disease affects more than 1,000 people in the United States.
Steam is an increasing trend, particularly among teenagers. It is going over the use of cigarettes, cannabis and alcohol.
A B.C. A Juvenile Health Survey found in 2018, 21% of teenagers aged 12-19 with steam products in the last 30 days. That number tells 31% of teenagers aged 16-18 years old, a professor at the UBC School of Nursing, Elizabeth Saewyc, who said. Sun Vancouver.
With statistics showing the growing popularity, officials are acting. Urban areas of B.C seek higher restrictions on the use of steam products, while Richmond has banned steam in the public areas. They are also dealing with the prevention of vapor notices on the property of the city.
Other provinces and territories throughout Canada are pursuing suit.
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