NYC Teen Becomes First New Yorker To Die From Vaping

Henrietta Strickland
October 9, 2019

The death toll from vaping-related illnesses is approaching two dozen in the U.S, with about 1,000 cases of illnesses, according to the CDC.

The first New Yorker has died from a vaping-related illness. He was re-admitted later that month and then died October 4th. Cuomo says the teenager was hospitalized in early September for a respiratory illness related to vaping.

NY has received 110 reports of illnesses.

Also on Monday, school districts in Kansas, Missouri and NY sued e-cigarette maker Juul. It has been marketed to young people. "I can tell you as a person who was young and stupid and smoked, it is an addiction you will fight for your entire life", said Cuomo. The federal government should act.

At least 110 people across the Empire State have been sickened by vape products, including 21 in the Big Apple, according to the most recent statistics from the state Department of Health.

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