14th vaping-related death reported in the U.S.


NEBRASKA (CNN) – There are now 14 confirmed vaping related deaths in the United States.

On Monday, Nebraska health officials announced the state had it’s first death due to severe lung disease associated with vaping. That person died in may.

Health officials say vaping-associated lung injuries were not tracked by public health agencies until august.

Now that the problem is recognized states are discovering cases that occurred before august.

The CDC says it’s aware of over 800 probable cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette use.

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

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(This story was originally published on September 30, 2019)

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