Texas reports first vape-related death as United States fatalities climb to 26

U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 26 illnesses to 1,299

Vaping: US deaths rise to 26, illnesses to 1,299

Three vaping-related deaths have been reported in IN since September 6, according to the health department. The CDC also reported 26 deaths had been confirmed in 21 states, including one fatality from CT.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued updated guidance to health departments and providers on Friday, advising people to refrain from smoking vapes containing THC, a psychoactive component of marijuana, and consider refraining from vaping nicotine, as well.

IN now has two more deaths of severe lung injuries linked to a history of e-cigarette use.

In addition to the two new deaths, state officials are investigating 75 cases of severe vaping-related lung injuries, which is double the same number from a month ago. These cases have arisen from 46 states and one US territory.

Michigan's vaping-related lung injury cases have all been in the lower peninsula and have been to people ranging from 16 to 67 years old. 32% said they exclusively used THC-containing products.

About 70% of the 1,043 patients, on whom data is available, are male, with 15% below 18 years of age, according to the CDC.

Some patients who have been discharged from hospital after recovering from lung injury associated with vaping have had to be readmitted, United States officials said Friday as they named the mysterious illness that has killed 26.

58 per cent reported using nicotine-containing products.

Symptoms of the vaping-related lung illnesses include shortness of breath, cough and chest pain, and in some cases, nausea, vomiting, fever and weight loss after vaping.

In the US, some states, including New York, Michigan and Rhode Island, have banned the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes, while MA has gone a step further by imposing a four-month ban on all vaping products.

Around 1,300 people have fallen ill since March, nearly all hospitalized, with the rate of new cases showing no signs of slowing despite a series of dire public health warnings. However, the ISDH said some individuals have reported vaping only nicotine.

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