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Illinois reports third death from vaping related lung injury

PEORIA (HOI) — A third Illinois resident has died from a vaping related lung injury.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Thursday the person recently vaped and was then hospitalized with a severe lung injury before the person died.

“The unfortunate death of a third Illinois resident underscores the seriousness of these lung injuries,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “New cases continue to be reported in Illinois and across the country. IDPH is urging Illinoisans not to vape or use e-cigarettes products, especially illicit THC based products, while we continue to investigate this outbreak.”

Drew Veskauf

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