Kentucky officials report probable vaping-related death


FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky health officials have announced the state’s first probable vaping-related death.

Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Angela Dearinger said the man who died was in his late 20s. The Centers for Disease Control website said as of Tuesday, 57 vaping-related deaths had been confirmed in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

The state Department for Public Health has been investigating reports of vaping-related illness since September. The department said Kentucky has had 48 reports of possible vaping-related illness, including 13 probable cases, seven confirmed and 15 pending.

Eleven were determined not related to vaping, and two were residents of other states treated in Kentucky.

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