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Health department reports 2 more vaping-related deaths in Indiana

Posted at 5:08 PM, Oct 10, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported two more Hoosiers have died from severe lung injuries caused by e-cigarette use.

Three vaping-related deaths have been reported in Indiana since Sept. 6, according to the health department. The people who died were adults, which was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The number of cases of severe lung injury linked to vaping in Indiana has doubled in the past month, according to the health department. The majority of cases have occurred in people between 16 and 29 years old.

Most people have reported vaping THC, the ingredient found in marijuana, but other patients have only vaped nicotine.

The health department said symptoms include:

  • Cough, shortness of breath or chest pain
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Fatigue, fever or abdominal pain

The health department said anyone who has used an e-cigarette in the past 90 days and is experiencing symptoms should stop vaping and visit their doctor.