By: WALB News Team
October 9, 2019
ATLANTA, Ga. (WALB) — A second person in Georgia has died from a vaping-related illness, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.
DPH officials said the victim had a history of nicotine vaping, but the case is still being reviewed to see if other substances played a role.
There are 20 possible vaping-related cases under review in Georgia, 14 of which have confirmed injuries related to vaping, including the two deaths.
DPH has issued a health advisory about the health risks of e-cigarettes, vaping devices and vaping products.
.@GaDPH confirms second #vaping related death in Georgia. We’re working closely with @CDCgov, @georgiadeptofed, and stakeholders to research this issue and inform young adults about the hazards of vaping. Press release and health advisory here >> https://t.co/ZHtpjKDuGr #gapol— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) October 9, 2019
More than 1,000 vaping-related injuries have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes at least 18 deaths nationwide.
“No specific e-cigarette device or substance has been linked to all cases, although the CDC’s current investigation indicates products containing THC play a role in the outbreak,” officials said in a release.
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