Woman With Vaping-Related Health Problems Dies In North Texas

Steven Pickering
October 10, 2019 - 6:19 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - State health officials say a woman with a vaping-associated lung disease died last week. The patient was an older woman who lived in the north Texas region.

While the woman did have a lung disease, the Department of State Health Services is not able to rule conclusively that her death was due to vaping.

The DSHS has identified 95 cases state-wide of people with lung illnesses that had previously reported vaping. 48 of those cases have been in north Texas.

The recent death is the first case of someone in Texas with a vaping-associated illness who died. Approximately 90 percent of the patients in Texas report vaping marijuana or THC.

State health officials are urging people to consider not using e-cigarettes. Their standing recommendation is that teens and young adults should not vape, women who are pregnant should not vape, and adults who do not already use tobacco products should not start vaping.