With 2 More Vaping-Related Deaths, US Toll Is at 16

After Virginia, NJ confirm latest deaths
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2019 6:31 PM CDT
Number of Vaping-Related Deaths in US Is Now 16
In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, a high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students at the school in Massachusetts.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

(Newser) – Two more states on Tuesday confirmed deaths related to vaping, bringing the total number of such deaths in the United States to 16. The Virginia and New Jersey deaths were both adults, and were the first deaths in each state from lung injuries associated with vaping. The CDC said last week it is aware of 805 confirmed and probable cases of vaping-related illness in 46 states and the US Virgin Islands, CNN reports. Officials still have not identified the cause. (Read more vaping stories.)

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