As President Donald Trump moved to ban flavored e-cigarettes containing nicotine and more cases of a mysterious vaping-related illness surfaced, both pot supporters and opponents are calling on officials to do more to regulate the sale of marijuana vaping products.
Forty-two people in Illinois have been stricken by the sickness, officials said late Wednesday — nearly twice the previous total announced in the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified more than 450 possible cases across the country that have been attributed to both cannabis and nicotine vaping products. Following a fatality reported in Kansas Tuesday, six total deaths have been linked to the outbreak.
“The severity of illness people are experiencing is alarming and the administration has assembled a team of health experts to provide recommendations on steps to protect Illinois residents,” Justin DeWitt, chief of staff of the Illinois Department of Public Health,