Alaska teenager recovers after vaping-related illness
The first person to be diagnosed with a vaping-related illness in Alaska has recovered, according to a newsletter from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
The teenager from Southeast Alaska initially ended up in the hospital. The health department says the teen reported regularly vaping nicotine and tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, products that reportedly came from outside Alaska.
On a dedicated webpage, DHSS says there have been no additional vaping-related injury cases in Alaska.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, there have been 2,561 cases or deaths linked to e-cigarette or vape use from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands).
The CDC also confirms 55 vaping-related deaths in 27 states and the District of Columbia.
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