12th vaping-related death reported in the U.S.


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (CNN) – There are now 12 vaping-related deaths in the United States.

The latest was in Mississippi.

So far in the state four people are seriously sick with lung injuries tied to vaping.

They’re all between the ages of 18 and 34.

Other deaths were previously reported in California, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Florida and Georgia.

There are now 805 cases of lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products in 46 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Experts are urging teens and adults to stop using e-cigarettes.

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(This story was originally published on September 26, 2019)

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