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Another Michigan Vaping-Related Death Reported

A third Michigander has died from vaping-related lung injury.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the death of an adult male on December 19th.

No other information about the individual is being released because of confidentiality issues.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 2,602 lung injury cases related to vaping have been recorded in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories. At least 58 victims have died.

The CDC has identified the component vitamin E acetate as being closely associated with the injuries, but has not been able to single out specific brands of devices or e-liquids. Vitamin E acetate is used as an additive in vaping products that contain THC.

MDHHS continues to recommend that vapers avoid products that contain THC, particularly those that do not come from reputable local retailers.

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