CDC says vaping lung illness cases now top 2,000

At least 2,051 people have been sickened by e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury, CDC reported Thursday. Thirty-nine people have died from the condition.

At least 2,051 people have been sickened by e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury, CDC reported Thursday. Thirty-nine people have died from the condition. CDC and FDA are still trying to identify the cause of the illness; but they are currently focusing on vaping products that contain THC, the compound in marijuana that produces a high. CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat and the director of FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, Mitch Zeller, are set to discuss the outbreak before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions next week.