In King County, one in four high-school seniors has reported using an e-cigarette in the past 90 days, according to Public Health.
He developed mild respiratory symptoms that worsened, leading to hospitalization August 22.
He developed shortness of breath that deteriorated and developed into acute respiratory distress syndrome.
"We definitely understand the risks of vaping", said Ahmed.
Almost three fourths of the cases were reported in men; 67 percent were between ages 18-34; 16 percent are under age 18; and 17 percent are 35 years or older.
"Unfortunately, because ECMO doesn't fix the problem and only buys time for healing, it didn't work in this case", Plisco said.
Chairing the meeting via phone, McNamara, who is also the Essex County warden and Tecumseh mayor, said he was very interested in putting some kind of control in on the sale of e-cigarettes and vaping implements, especially in light of a report out of London stating that a teen had been hospitalized for a serious lung condition attributed to vaping.
"I wish we had more answers", Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC, said during a media briefing on Thursday.
"This recent case confirms that the risk for lung injury from vaping and e-cigarette use is ongoing in King County". The agency's tobacco director, Mitch Zeller, stressed that it is not interested in prosecuting individuals who use illegal products but is lending a hand because of the unit's "special skills".
The FDA has collected 150 vape samples from a variety of states to test for chemicals, nicotine, THC, toxins, pesticides and other cutting agents and additives. Investigators had previously mentioned finding vitamin E acetate in some samples, but lab tests show a "mix of results", Zeller said, and no one ingredient, including vitamin E, has shown up in all of the samples.
Health Sciences North says it's waiting to hear from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care concerning its order that hospitals report vaping-related cases of severe lung disease to the province. If someone is concerned about their health after using e-cigarettes, call the local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. "People are dying. We ask you to take these recommendations seriously", she said.
Some people - especially youth and young adults, women who are pregnant and adults who do not now smoke - should not vape, CDC officials said. US health officials also warned against altering vaping products sold from vendors.