TYLER, Texas (KETK) – 26 vaping-related deaths have now been confirmed across America, including the first in Texas, according to the latest update from the Centers of Disease Control.
1,299 cases of lung injuries related to vaping have been reported across 49 states and the District of Columbia.
The CDC also reported the following stats involving patients:
- 76% reported using THC-containing products, with or without nicotine-containing products;
- 32% reported exclusive use of THC-containing products;
- 58% reported using nicotine-containing products, with or without THC-containing products; and
- 13% reported exclusive use of nicotine-containing products.
Also, 70 percent of victims have been male and more than half of the patients are under the age of 25.
On Thursday, Texas confirmed its first death related to e-cigarettes. The identity was not released, but the victim was described as an older woman from North Texas.
Anyone with questions about vaping or e-cigarette use is encouraged to contact the CDC.