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U.S. vaping-related deaths climb to 39, illnesses to 2,051

Stock Markets Nov 07, 2019 01:31PM ET
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(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 2,051 confirmed and probable cases and 2 more deaths from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, taking the total death toll to 39.

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 1,888 cases and 37 deaths from the illness.

As of Nov. 5, 39 deaths have been confirmed in 24 states and the District of Columbia, the agency said.

Investigators have not linked the cases to any specific product or compound, but have pointed to vaping oils containing THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, as being especially risky.

U.S. vaping-related deaths climb to 39, illnesses to 2,051
 

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Juho Peltola
Juho Peltola Nov 07, 2019 1:45PM ET
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How many died in smoking related illness? I guess about 10000.
 
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