(Atlanta, GA-AP) – Georgia health officials say a person in the state has died from a vaping-related illness. It’s the tenth death from e-cigarette use in the country. The Georgia Department of Health said the person who died had a history of heavy nicotine vaping use, but didn’t smoke THC vape products.
There are several other cases of people who’ve fallen ill from e-cigarettes in the state. The CDC has also identified hundreds of other people across the country.
(AP) – Alcohol and opioid use among teens is down, but vaping is up. An annual survey titled Monitoring the Future found that the use of electronic cigarettes, hookah or similar devices, is the second-most common form of substance abuse, behind drinking alcohol.
Nearly one in three high school sophomores and more than one in three seniors say they’ve vaped in the past year. The Food and Drug Administration is trying to curb underage vaping by restricting the sale of sweet-flavored electronic cigarette liquids.