Louisiana Reports 2nd Death From Vaping; 1st Was Monday
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Health officials say a second person in Louisiana has died of a vaping-related lung injury.
It’s the second such death in the state this week. The state’s first one was reported Monday, and the second Friday.
The Louisiana Department of Health says on its website that 32 people in Louisiana have been diagnosed with the ailment since August. Patients have ranged in age from 17 to 71.
Investigators with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention haven’t found a single device, ingredient or additive in common among nearly 2,300 illnesses reported nationwide since March.
Elements they’re investigating include a thickener used in THC vapes. The state agency says 15 patients reported smoking a combination of nicotine and THC.
The department is advising people against vaping.