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US Vaping Illness Count Jumps to 805, Deaths Rise to 12

US Vaping Illness Count Jumps to 805, Deaths Rise to 12 Photo: ABC News

MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer
Created: September 26, 2019 12:27 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds more Americans have been reported to have a vaping-related breathing illness, and the death toll has risen to 12.
    
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said 805 confirmed and probable cases have been reported. That's a 52% jump in one week.
    
Illnesses have cropped up in almost every state. The death reports come from 10 states. Mississippi officials announced the latest one on Thursday.
    
Most patients have said they vaped products containing THC. The investigation has been increasingly focused on products containing that chemical, which gives marijuana its high.
    
But some patients said they vaped only nicotine, and officials are advising people to avoid any vaping product until the cause is better understood.
 

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