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Death Toll Rises to 8 Vaping Victims; Currently 530 Probable Cases of Respiratory Illness
Posted on: 9/24/2019

vape pens An outbreak of respiratory illness continue to escalate, with eight deaths and 530 cases in 38 states and 1 U.S. territory – all tied to the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices to inhale aerosolized liquid.

Who are the patients? Three quarters are male, half are younger than 25, and 16% are 18 and under.

Illinois was the first state in the United States to report a death of a patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping.

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