State Health Officials Report First Probable Vaping Related Death

Jan 10, 2020


State health officials have announced the first probable fatality linked to vaping. 

In its regular, weekly update of e-cigarette and vaping related injuries, The Department for Public Health reports the fatality of a Kentucky man.

As of Friday, there have been 48 reports of possible lung injuries.  The fatality is included in 13 probable cases.  Public Health Commissioner Angela Dearinger says the death occurred in a male in his late 20’s.  She said health officials can’t guarantee the safety of any e-cigarette or vaping product.​

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