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Second U.S. death linked to vaping, officials say

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Melba Vasquez | 05 September, 2019, 23:16

USA public health officials warned Americans who aren't already smokers to avoid e-cigarettes and other vaping devices after a mysterious outbreak of a severe lung disease emerged in recent weeks, which has sickened at least 215 people across 25 states and been linked to at least one death. The CDC reports more than 200 possible cases across 25 states. Minnesota Department of Health Epidemiologist Stacy Holzbauer said officials have interviewed a dozen of the Minnesota victims. All the patients, however, reported they also used other types of vaping products.

IL officials on Friday reported what they consider the first death in the nation linked to vaping after the person contracted a serious lung disease.

The person, who has not been identified, died in July and reportedly used vaping products with cannabis from a dispensary.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement the government is "using every tool we have to get to the bottom of this deeply concerning outbreak".

Regardless of the investigation, e-cigarette and vaping products should not be used by youth, young adults, pregnant women, or adults who do not now use tobacco products.

Three cases of severe pulmonary illness following vaping have been confirmed to likely be due to vaping, according to the Ohio Department of Health. IL officials reported the first death last week. "It's not intended for them", he said. The CDC also said people should not buy vaping products off the street or ones that have been modified. "Vitamin E acetate is not an approved additive for New York State Medical Marijuana Program-authorised vape samples and was not seen in the nicotine-based products that were tested".

"We don't yet know the exact cause of these illnesses - whether they're caused by contaminants, ingredients in the liquid or something else, such as the device itself", said Dr Ann Thomas, public health physician at OHA's Public Health Division, in an official statement.

Mark Pettinger, spokesman for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which oversees Oregon's legal marijuana industry, said the investigation was in its early stages, but if it turns out the THC oil was implicated, his agency can track the product back to its origin and review all the testing results. And officials recommended people concerned about the health risks "consider refraining from using e-cigarette products".

The lung illnesses aren't the only health concerns being investigated that are linked to e-cigarettes.

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