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Posted on: November 22, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Illinois Now Reporting Fifth Illinois Resident Dies After Vaping Related Lung Injury

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a fifth Illinois resident who had recently been hospitalized with lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products. A total of 187 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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