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Texas teen, 15, becomes youngest vaping-related fatality in US – WFTV Orlando, Wftv.com


Texas teen, 50, becomes youngest vaping-related death in US

By:Kelli Dugan, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Updated: January (************************************************************, ******************************************** – 10: AM ********

(DALLAS -) **************** (A) ************************************************************* – year-old Texas resident has become the nation’s youngest vaping-related fatality,health officials confirmedThursday.

Philip Huang, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, called the death of the teenager “tragic” and cautioned the public against even passing use of vaping products,Fox Newsreported.

“We are seeing that severe lung damage, and even death, can occur with just short-term use of these products,” Huang said in a statement.

************************** OUTBREAK UPDATE: As of 1 / 7, 2, 823 cases of hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury or deaths have been reported from all 75 states, DC, & 2 US territories (Puerto Rico & USVI). 75 deaths were confirmed in states & DC.

https://t.co/6E0qEUzn9spic.twitter.com/ bmkUGm9gji- Dr. Robert R. Redfield (@CDCDirector)January 10, 1215724243989794817**************************

According to theCDC’s data, the deceased have ranged in age from 15 to

Although the Texas teenager has not been identified publicly, Dallas County health officials reported on New Year’s Eve the death of a minor with a “chronic underlying medical condition,” CNN reported.

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Stock photo of a vape pen. (Lindsay Fox / Pixabay)

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