Indiana and Minnesota health officials have confirmed one death from a mysterious lung illness in each of their respective states on Friday.
So far, 215 cases have been confirmed, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have dramatically expanded their investigation.
Scientists from Harvard University called the illnesses sweeping the nation a ‘worrisome cluster of pulmonary diseases related to vaping’, in a a New England Journal of Medicine report published Friday.
Many but not all of the severe lung illnesses have involved THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, as well as nicotine.
Indiana health officials confirmed on Friday that one adult over 18 there has died of vaping-related ‘severe lung injury’, making that individual the third suspected death from vaping.
A fourth death was confirmed later on Friday by Minnesota health officials.
On Thursday, state officials who were on an informational FDA call told the Washington Post that they identified a vitamin E oil-derivative in cannabis e-liquids that had been used by people with vaping-related lung illnesses.
It’s unclear what any of the three left dead after vaping used in their e-cigarettes
Vaping-related lung illness has now killed four people and may be sickening as many as 450 people across 33 US states, health officials said Friday.
The CDC has however urged all people to STOP vaping the e-cigarette to prevent health crisis.
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