First vaping-related death found in Illinois following respiratory illness
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has learned that the number of people experiencing respiratory illnesses linked to vaping has doubled in the past week. In addition, a person hospitalized for a respiratory illness apparently caused by vaping has been pronounced dead, possibly making the patient the first vaping-related casualty.
“The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) learned of the death of an individual who had recently vaped and was hospitalized with severe respiratory illness. The number of cases of people reported to IDPH who have used e-cigarettes or vaped and have been hospitalized with respiratory symptoms has doubled in the past week,” explains the IDPH.