Georgia Department of Public Health reports second vaping-related death

Georgia Department of Public Health reports second vaping-related death

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTVM) - The Georgia Department of Public Health confirms another death in the state caused by the side effects of vaping. This is the second death reported that linked to vaping.

The department says the patient had a history of Nicotine vaping. It is still being reviewed to determine if any other substances were also used that caused the death.

Local health officials say the vaping trend has picked up at an alarming rate.

“Vaping is catching up really fast all over the country, and the main concern is about the young people who are catching these habits," said Jai Surana, a pulmonologist at Piedmont Columbus Regional. "They think that it is cool. If anybody is smoking e-cigarettes and get symptoms like chest pains shortness of breath, cough, fever or fatigue, they should contact their healthcare professionals and should seek medical advice.”

According to the health department, there are now 14 vaping related lung injuries in the state, including the two deaths.

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