First Nebraska death related to vaping illness reported to DHHS

According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the first Nebraska death related to severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes or vaping has been reported. The person was over 65, from the Douglas County Health Department area, and the death occurred in May.

The state currently has 11 cases of vaping-related illness and two under investigation. The majority are males. Age range is late teens to late 60s. Some of those affected were hospitalized.


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