VAPING: Sixth Person Dies From Respiratory Illness

Written by on September 11, 2019

Officials in Kansas confirmed Tuesday that a woman in the state became the sixth person in the U.S. to die from respiratory illness related to vaping.

Doctors said that vaping led to the woman’s death, though she was over 50 years old and had a history of medical issues.

Dr. Lee Norman, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, told NBC News, “She had some underlying medical illnesses, but nothing that would have foretold the fact that within a week after starting using e-cigarettes for the first time, she developed full-blown acute respiratory distress syndrome and died.” (NBC News)

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