First death linked to vaping reported amid escalating illness

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(Dalton Hemsworth/ Daily News) — As reports flood the media of dangerous vaping side effects, the first-ever person has died from severe lung injuries related to vaping. The CDC reported the adult lived in Illinois; however, did now release any additional details about the adult.

The death is one of 193 potential cases in 22 states of people diagnosed with various lung injuries or damage. No more information has been released about the main cause, although a standard connection joins these cases-they all vaped.

Officials have noted that most of the cases involved men, between the ages of 17 to 38. All public health departments have conducted trials and launched investigations since the instances began. During a news briefing, multiple department heads noted that even though they haven’t targeted the primary cause, all patients said they had vaped marijuana or other products containing THC. All them reported they used vapes, as well as tobacco vapes and e-cigs. (…)

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