State releases updated vaping numbers

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Tennessee Department of Health updated its investigation into vaping-related injuries Thursday.

The state says there are now 68 reported cases of lung injuries associated with e-cigarettes and vaping. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently named the illness EVALI.

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In the state’s new count – two deaths.

The TN Department of Health adding that patients ranges from ages 15 years to 63 years old; but 79% of those patients are under the age of 35 years old.

The state recently called vaping an “immediate public health concern.”

The state recommends that Tennesseans consider refraining from using e-cigarettes and other vaping products while the investigation continues.

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