The FDA Is Investigating An Uptick In Reports Of Seizures After Vaping

The FDA Is Investigating An Uptick In Reports Of Seizures After Vaping
The agency announced Wednesday that it's received 35 reports of seizures after using e-cigarettes between 2010 and 2019.

The FDA is investigating reports of people suffering seizures after using e-cigarettes. 

On Wednesday, the agency announced that it had found 35 case reports of seizures after vaping from 2010 through early 2019. Though it might not seem like a lot, outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he's still "concerned," and the number is enough to merit a scientific investigation. 

Most of the incidents involved young people, but there hasn't been a clear pattern. The FDA says it's unsure whether there's a definitive link between seizures and vaping. 

While seizures are a known possible side effect of nicotine poisoning, the agency said it'll continue to look into other potential risks that come with using e-cigarettes. 

The FDA is also asking anyone who's experienced similar issues to report them through its website with specific information about symptoms, the e-cigarette brand and whether other drugs were used at the same time. 

Last month, federal health regulators proposed guidelines to tighten restrictions on flavored e-cigarettes to curb the teen vaping rate. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN