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The original item was published from 11/18/2019 9:32:48 AM to 11/22/2019 3:30:51 PM.

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Fourth Illinois Resident Dies After Vaping Related Lung Injury

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a fourth Illinois resident who had recently been hospitalized with lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products. A total of 179 people in Illinois, ranging in age from 13 to 75 years old, with a median age of 22, have experienced lung injuries after using e-cigarettes or vaping. People who experience any type of chest pain or difficulty breathing after using e-cigarettes or vaping should seek immediate medical attention. When seeking medical attention, be sure to notify the provider you have vaped in recent weeks or months. More information about e-cigarettes and vaping can be found on the IDPH website.  

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