Vaping-Related Injuries/Deaths Rise
VAPING-RELATED LUNG INJURIES RISE TO 1,888 CASES NATIONWIDE, CDC SAYS, 37 PEOPLE HAVE DIED
(CNN) – Cases of vaping-related lung disease continues to rise across the country.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it has confirmed 1,888 cases.
37 people in 24 states have died.
The CDC says the lung injuries have all been related to vaping.
Health officials say they still haven’t been able to identify the official cause of the outbreak, but the commonality among all the cases is victims use e-cigarettes or vaping products.
Most of the deaths have been among people who vape products that include THC; that is the psycho-active compound found in marijuana.