Sixth person died from illness linked to vaping, administration readies ban on e-cigarettesChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 11, 2019
Kansas health officials confirmed the first death in the state associated with using e-cigarettes.
America The person was hospitalized "with symptoms that progressed rapidly"
The Kansas resident was over 50 and had a history of underlying health issues, state health officials said in a news release.
The person was hospitalized "with symptoms that progressed rapidly."
Kansas officials said they do not have detailed information on what types of products were used by the patient.
The Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials call for restrictions to combat an outbreak of a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at least six people, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters Wednesday.
The national investigation has not identified any specific vaping or e-cigarette products linked to all cases.
Many patients report using vaping or e-cigarette products with liquids that contain cannabinoid products, such as THC, the active ingredient in marijuana that produces the high.
The Kansas death is at least the fourth reported in a middle aged or older person.
State and federal health authorities are focusing on the role of contaminants or counterfeit substances as a likely cause of vaping-related lung illnesses - now up to at least 450 possible cases in 33 states. ■