September 2019

7th Death Reported Due to Vaping-Related Lung Illness

Officials in California confirmed that a seventh person has died due to “complications related to the use of e-cigarettes.” Dr. Karen Taught, Tulare County Public Health Officer, via statement This is the second vaping related death to occur in California. The other five deaths, who were primarily middle-aged adults, occurred in Indiana, Minnesota, Illinois and Oregon. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is currently investigating a total of 380 confirmed cases of severe lunge disease linked to vaping. This is a reduction from their Sept. 6 report of 450 cases spanning across 36 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.