Across the United States, over 200 mysterious vaping cases have been brought to the publics attention. More teens and young adults are coming into hospitals with multiple symptoms such as fatigue, vomiting, dizziness and fever. This issue has effected an millions and more cases are brought into the public eye everyday.
Treatment to these symptoms varies, as some patients have it much worst than others, it can range from the ICU on a ventilator to a normal hospital room. The treatment is also hard because some teens are in denial, or just uninformed on the topic. The question now is what harmful toxin or contaminate is causing this outbreak in the first place. Disease control and prevention issued a warning to teens on Friday about the dangers of bootleg THC cartridges and their contents.
The illnesses have drawn much more attention to the so called “addicted” generation and introduced a new way to consume THC and nicotine. The deemed “healthy alternative” to cigarettes is nicotine added to solvents and other components that dissolve and break down the drug to administer it. Inhaling THC oil is much more risky business. Oil vaped into the lungs causes type lungs to treat the buildup as a foreign object and project and immune response to the drug.
Either the illnesses are rooting from fake THC catridges to nicotine vaping, there has only been 200 cases in a short period of time, and the results and answers to our questions still remain a mystery. The “healthy” alternative isn’t so healthy after all, and neither is our generation.