First vaping-related death reported in Pennsylvania

RAW: PA Health Department update on vaping injuries

As the number of lung injuries associated with vaping grows, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said one person died in the state late last month.

This marks the first vaping-related death in Pennsylvania.

As of Oct. 1, there have been 1,080 lung injury cases and 18 deaths nationwide associated with vaping, according to the CDC.

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While the specific chemical exposure causing the lung injuries is not yet known, the CDC recommends people consider not using vaping products -- particularly those containing THC. Health officials still do not know the specific chemicals that are causing issues for people using these products. No single product or substance has been officially linked to all cases of lung injury or illness.

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