Vaping illness in US gives Canada pause as legal sales near

The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health officials pause as that country prepares to allow the sale of vaping products in its legal marijuana market.

No illnesses have yet been reported north of the border, but they are monitoring the situation closely, and British Columbia’s top health official says it’s just a matter of time before symptoms are reported in Canada.

“There is no doubt in my mind that we will see cases pop up in Canada in the next few weeks now that we have started really looking for it.” said Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s provincial health officer.

Canada last year became the second nation — after the small South American country of Uruguay — to legalize and regulate ... read more at: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/vaping-illness-us-canada-pause-legal-sales-65593449

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