Second vaping-related death reported in Ga., DPH says

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.

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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