Illinois reports its fifth death connected to vaping


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A fifth Illinois resident has died just after becoming hospitalized with a vaping-associated lung injury.

The Illinois Division of Public Wellness on Thursday did not release any information and facts about the victim, nor when or exactly where the death occurred.

According to the division, 187 folks in Illinois, ranging from 13 years to 75 years old have seasoned lung injuries just after e-cigarette use.

Public Wellness director Dr. Ngozi Ezike says it is crucial that folks not use e-cigarettes or vaping merchandise containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The highest threat for lung injury linked with the use of e-cigarettes seems to be amongst these who use THC containing merchandise.

The U.S. Centers for Illness Handle and Prevention says as of Nov. 20, there have been two,290 reported circumstances of lung injuries resulting from e-cigarette use nationwide, with 47 deaths.


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