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Illinois patient's death may be first in US tied to vaping

 

August 23, 2019



CHICAGO (AP) — Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died and that they consider it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults.

The Illinois Department of Public Health the adult patient was hospitalized after falling ill following vaping, though it didn't give other information about the person, including the patient's name, age, hometown or date of death.

The state received the report of the death Thursday, said Dr. Jennifer Layden, the I...



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