According to WCCO Minneapolis (cbslocal) the Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed the states first known death associated with vaping. The patient who was not identified by name " had a history of underlying lung disease and was hospitalized with a severe lung injury that progressed to include other conditions.”

Investigators did say the lung injury was associated to vaping illicit THC products. The person who passed away was over 65 and died in August after a long hospitalization. So far there have been 17 cases where the Health Department has found these cases to either confirmed or probably are cases of vape-related lung problems. 15 other cases are still under investigation.

Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm said "One death from this outbreak is one death too many. We are working with our partners around the state and the nation to find out everything we can as quickly as we can to prevent additional illnesses and deaths.”


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