Georgia: state's 1st death from vaping-related illness

A man smokes an E Cigarette on Jan. 28 2015 in San Rafael California

A man smokes an E Cigarette on Jan. 28 2015 in San Rafael California

To date, there are 27 reported cases in the state. Health officials still have not identified a culprit or culprits behind the recent spate of illnesses.

"The number of confirmed or suspected cases of vaping-related illnesses has risen to 805 in 46 states and one USA territory, .as US health authorities advise people to stop using e-cigarettes and other vaping devices".

Florida's Department of Health on Tuesday posted updated count with one death so far this year as the result of "lung injury associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping".

"Any death related to vaping is one too many, and this is entirely preventable", said MSDH State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers said in a statement on Thursday morning.

According to the Department of Public Health, the unidentified patient had a history of heavy nicotine vaping, but no reported history involving vaping THC canisters.

Seven deaths have been reported, the first of which occurred in IL in late August. The Mississippi death was announced by officials in that state Thursday.

Officials didn't release any information except to say that the individual was under the age of 30. The patients were 18 to 68 years old with an average age of 26 years.

If you are an adult who used e-cigarettes containing nicotine to quit cigarette smoking, do not return to smoking cigarettes.

Most patients have said they vaped products containing THC, the ingredient that produces a high in marijuana.

The CDC, US Food and Drug Administration, state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are continuing to investigate the multi-state outbreak of lung injury associated with using e-cigarette products.

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