FDA Investigating Uptick In Reports Of Seizures After Vaping

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Published on April 3, 2019 - Duration: 01:01s

FDA Investigating Uptick In Reports Of Seizures After Vaping

The agency announced Wednesday that it's received 35 reports of seizures after using e-cigarettes between 2010 and 2019.

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FDA Investigating Uptick In Reports Of Seizures After Vaping

The FDA  is investigating reports of people suffering seizures after using e-cigarettes.  On Wednesday,  the agency announced  that it had found 35 case reports of seizures after vaping from 2010 through early 2019.

Though it might not seem like a lot, outgoing  FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb  said he's still "concerned," and the number is enough to merit a scientific investigation.  Most of the incidents  involved young people, but there hasn't been a clear pattern.

The FDA says it's unsure whether there's a definitive link between seizures and vaping.  While seizures are a known possible side effect of nicotine poisoning, the agency said it'll continue to look into other potential risks that come with using e-cigarettes.  The FDA is also asking anyone who's experienced similar issues to report them through its website with specific information about symptoms, the e-cigarette brand and whether other drugs were used at the same time.  Last month,  federal health regulators  proposed guidelines to tighten restrictions on flavored e-cigarettes to curb the teen vaping rate.  Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN . 

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