Vaping cases jump 52% in US

The number of vaping-related illnesses continues to rise in the U.S., with the CDC reporting 805 confirmed and probable cases as of Sept. 26.

Four updates:

1. The updated case count marks a 52 percent increase from the 530 cases reported last week.

2. Vaping-related illnesses have occurred in 46 states, marking an eight-state increase from the week prior. Only Alaska, Alabama, New Hampshire and Rhode Island have not reported cases.

3. Twelve people have died from the illnesses in 10 states: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri and Oregon.

4. Health officials are urging people to abstain from vaping or using e-cigarettes until they can identify a common source of the cases.

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