Vaping-related lung injuries rise to 1,604 cases nationwide — CDC

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One patient, a woman in her 60s from Hampshire County, was the state's first death from vaping-associated lung injury, which DPH previously reported, health officials said.

The death of an 18-year-old Denver metro area man could be the state's first related to vaping.

Shannon Barbare, a spokesperson for the department, said it investigates all reported cases to determine whether they meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's definition of vaping-related lung illness. Alaska is the only state without a reported case. It typically takes 6-8 weeks to get these kinds of results back.

Barbare could not go into further detail about what type of vaping product the 18-year-old was exposed to.

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Barbare said CDPHE can not now provide further details about the death. So far, nine people in Colorado have been hospitalized since state officials confirmed the first case of vaping-related lung illness on August 22.

Up to now, the state has obtained 184 reviews of suspected vaping-associated lung damage.

The CDC on Thursday also identified 34 vaping-related deaths in 24 states: three each from California, Indiana and Minnesota; two each from Georgia, Illinois, Kansas and OR; and one each from Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

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