Fourth person dies after lung injury

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting the death of a fourth Illinois resident who had recently been hospitalized with lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products. 

At this time, a total of 179 people in Illinois, ranging in age from 13 to 75 years old, with a median age of 22, have experienced lung injuries after using e-cigarettes or vaping.  IDPH continues to work with local health departments to investigate another 41 possible cases in Illinois.

More information about e-cigarettes and vaping can be found on the IDPH website at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/tobacco/e-cigarettes-and-vapes.  IDPH will update this webpage every Thursday.

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