TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida had received reports of 87 vaping-related illnesses as of Saturday, an increase of nine cases during the prior week, according to numbers posted by the Florida Department of Health and a News Service of Florida analysis of the data.
The number of deaths in the state stemming from the pulmonary illnesses remained at one. Nationally, 2,051 lung-injury cases stemming from the use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping, had been reported as of Tuesday, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.READ MORE: Have You Seen Ashley Espinoza-Sanchez? Missing Woman Last Seen At Hard Rock Stadium
The illnesses have been reported to the CDC from every state except Alaska.READ MORE: NASA, Boeing Scrub Scheduled Starliner OFT-2 Launch
Cases also have been reported from the District of Columbia and one U.S. territory. The federal government has announced that THC products are playing a role in the multistate outbreak and has recommended that people not use vaping devices that contain THC, the chemical in marijuana that causes a euphoric feeling.MORE NEWS: FIU Professor Francisco Mora Tapped As US Ambassador To Organization Of American States
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