ATLANTA, Ga. (WALB) - A second person in Georgia has died from a vaping-related illness, according to the Department of Public Health (DPH).
DPH officials said the victim had a history of nicotine vaping, but the case is still being reviewed to see if other substances played a role.
- Number of deaths: 2
- Number of vaping-related injury cases: 14
- Possible cases under review: 20
DPH has issued a health advisory about the health risks of e-cigarettes, vaping devices and vaping products.
More than 1,000 vaping-related injuries have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes at least 18 deaths.
“No specific e-cigarette device or substance has been linked to all cases, although the CDC’s current investigation indicates products containing THC play a role in the outbreak,” officials said in a release.