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Post by phildidge on Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:34 am

Health officials are reporting what could be the US’s first death linked to vaping.

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the new figures on Friday and confirmed that an adult in Illinois was being counted as the first death in the investigation.

An Illinois official said the death was reported to the state on Thursday but gave no other details.

Melaney Arnold, an agency spokeswoman, said the death was the first in the state that could be linked to vaping.

According to the CDC investigation, all of the illnesses were in teenagers or adults who had used an electronic cigarette or some other kind of vaping device. Doctors said the illnesses resembled an inhalation injury, with the lungs apparently reacting to a caustic substance.

No single vaping product or compound has been linked to all of the cases. Officials said it was not clear if there was a common cause.


https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/aug/24/patient-death-illinois-could-be-first-in-us-linked-to-vaping-officials-say?CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium=&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1566642263

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