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6 New Reports of Vaping-Related Illnesses in Conn.

Nationally, there have been 1,299 vaping related lung injury cases and 26 deaths. The CDC has said that products containing THC play a role in the outbreak.

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    First Vaping Related Death Reported in CT

    The state Department of Public Health said the patient was between 30-39 years old and died last week while being treated for multiple medical conditions believed linked to vaping.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019)

    Six more Connecticut residents have reported vaping related lung injuries, public health officials said Friday.

    The new reports bring the total number of Connecticut cases to 31, and one person has died. Five of the patients are under the age of 18, DPH said.

    “I am very concerned that we continue to see new cases of vaping-related lung injury and this outbreak of illnesses and deaths appears to be far from over,” said DPH Commissioner Renée D. Coleman-Mitchell. “I am asking Connecticut residents to not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC.”

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of Tuesday 1,299 vaping-related illnesses have been reported nationwide, and there have been 26 deaths in 21 states, including the case from Connecticut. The CDC has said that products containing THC play a role in the outbreak.

    Symptoms of a vaping-related injury include shortness of breath, fever, cough, vomiting and diarrhea. Other symptoms may include headache, weight loss and chest pain.

    For more information about the investigation, visit the CDC’s website.