US FDA Investigating Seizures

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating 127 cases of people suffering from seizures after vaping, the agency announced Wednesday.

The agency received about 92 new reports of people, especially kids and young adults, experiencing seizures after using e-cigarettes since it first announced its investigation into the issue in April. The FDA said its unclear whether e-cigarettes caused the seizures and cautioned that these cases occurred over a 10-year period.

When the FDA announced its investigation in the spring, it asked for people to let the agency know if they had ever experienced seizures after vaping. The FDA on Wednesday again encouraged people to report if they had seizures after vaping.

We appreciate the public response to our initial call for reports, and we strongly encourage the public to submit new or follow-up reports with as much detail as possible, acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless said in a statement.  Enditem