First US vaping death linked to marijuana oil not nicotine; 2nd death now under investigation

First US vaping death linked to marijuana oil not nicotine; 2nd death now under investigation

September 5, 2019

A person that recently died of a severe respiratory illness had used a vaping product that contained marijuana oil and was purchased from a legal dispensary, according to public health officials in the US state of Oregon.

It is the second death reportedly linked to vaping nationwide and the first tied to a vaping product bought at a pot shop, according to an article posted on sfchronicle.com.

Officials have not determined what sickened the second victim, a middle-aged adult, whether the product was contaminated or whether they may have added something to the liquid in the device after buying it, said Dr. Ann Thomas with the Oregon Health Authority, according to the article.

Thomas declined to name the brand of the product or the dispensary during the investigation and said it’s the only case of vaping-related illness or death in Oregon that authorities know about.

“Our investigation has not yielded exactly what it is in this product,” Thomas said, according to the article. “At this point, some of the other states have more data than us.”

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