Vaping illnesses now reported in all 50 states

Mackenzie Bean - Print  | 

Health officials in Alaska reported the state's first case of e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury Dec. 3, according to The Hill.

The case involves a teenager from southeast Alaska who reported regular use of vaping products containing THC and nicotine. The patient is currently hospitalized but showing signs of improvement.

Alaskan health officials investigated nine other suspected EVALI cases this year, but this is the first case to meet the CDC's definition of the illness.

This confirmation makes Alaska the final state in the U.S. to report an EVALI case. As of Dec. 4, the CDC has received reports of 2,291 EVALI cases nationwide. Forty-eight deaths have also occurred in 25 states.

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