FDA warns of seizure risk in some users of e-cigarettes

FDA warns of seizure risk in some users of e-cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned of the potential safety risks from the use of e-cigarettes after it found certain users had suffered from seizures.

FILE PHOTO: A man smokes an e-cigarette in New York
FILE PHOTO: A man smokes an e-cigarette in New York, U.S., September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RC1DB5CD7580/File Photo

REUTERS: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned of the potential safety risks from the use of e-cigarettes after it found certain users had suffered from seizures.

However, the agency said https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm635157.htmit could not yet say for certain that e-cigarettes are causing the seizures.

The agency said it has identified 35 reported cases of seizures following use of e-cigarettes between 2010 and early 2019.

The FDA said the cases warrant an investigation into whether there is in fact a connection.

(Reporting by Saumya Sibi Joseph in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

Source: Reuters

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