Fifth Illinois resident dies after vaping-related lung damage

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP/WIFR) - A fifth Illinois resident has died after being hospitalized with a vaping-related lung injury.

The Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman has not provided information on the age of the victim or the time or location of the death.

Illinois has had 187 cases of people who have experienced lung injury after using e-cigarettes or vaping. The department says it's working with local health departments on another 40 possible cases.

Cases have been reported in 32 counties statewide.