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Fourth Illinois resident dies after vaping-related lung damage

(NBC15)
Published: Nov. 15, 2019 at 1:47 PM CST
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A fourth Illinois resident has died after being hospitalized with a vaping-related lung injury.

The Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold on Thursday declined to give the age of the victim or the time or location of the death, citing privacy concerns.

Illinois has had 179 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 41 possible cases.

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