Connecticut reports more vaping-related lung illnesses

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Department of Public Health is reporting three more residents are ill with lung injuries possibly related to vaping.

The department said Friday that the new cases bring the number of such illnesses among Connecticut residents reported since August to 34, though the specific cause of the injuries is not yet known.

Twenty-six patients reported vaping with THC, the high-inducing ingredient in marijuana, 90 days before becoming sick. Of those cases, 17 were in Fairfield, nine in New Haven, three in New London and two in Hartford, and one in Litchfield, Tolland and Windham counties.

One person in Connecticut has died.

The CDC said Thursday 33 people have died of lung injuries associated with vaping products in 24 states.

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