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13th Vaping-Related Death Reported, Total Number Of Cases Increases 52%

September 27, 2019

Via: Forbes

Topline: A 13th person died from vaping-related illness Thursday while the number of reported cases increased 52% in the last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), but no vaping product or chemical has yet been pinpointed as the cause.

  • The 13th fatality was reported in North Carolina, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • Florida, Georgia and Mississippi reported their first vaping-related deaths this week.
  • The total number of cases is 805, a 52% increase from last week’s 530 reported cases. It is unclear when symptoms began in the new cases, as the CDC has not made that information available.

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