Meanwhile, the CDC stated that they and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should work with state health authorities to gather information on all products or substances used by patients, including the brand and types of electronic cigarettes where they were obtained, and whether they comply with FDA regulations. Last week was the first time that these attacks on the lungs caused these deaths: an adult in Illinois died after being hospitalized for serious respiratory disease after using an electronic cigarette. Wilson learned of these cases a month ago when a teenager, the son of a family friend, was admitted to the intensive care unit with possible lung damage from rape. He found that electronic cigarette pairs contain many components that can cause lung irritation, such as ultra-thin particles, oil and heavy metals such as nickel, tin and lead. Flavoured fumes can also contain diacetyl, a chemical associated with a disease called “popcorn lung,” Rizzo said. The CDC has long warned that teenagers, youth, pregnant women or adults who currently do not smoke “traditional” cigarettes should not use them. He also said that the use of electronic cigarettes should pay attention to symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath and chest pain. The American Pulmonary Association explained that small airbags in the lungs heal in popcorn lungs, making the respiratory tract thicker and already. The disease is named after a popcorn factory worker in a microwave oven who more than a decade ago, breathing in diacetyl from the oil, contracted a pulmonary disease: “In general, I think children will recover, but it’s hard to tell if there is a long-term risk of lung damage, asthma or other diseases,” Wilson said. Albert Rizzo is the medical director of the American Pulmonary Association. “Currently, no product seems to exist in all cases, although the use of THC and cannabinoids has been reported in many cases,” says the CDC.