A California county is warning residents not to use e-cigarette products after connecting a local death to the devices.
Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency issued the warning on Twitter late Monday after confirming an individual died from complications related to vaping.
Dr. Karen Haught, Tulare County public health officer, told the Los Angeles Times the resident’s death is “suspected to be related to severe pulmonary injury associated with vaping.”
“The Tulare County Public Health Branch would like to warn all residents that any use of e-cigarettes poses a possible risk to the health of the lungs and can potentially cause severe lung injury that may even lead to death,” Haught said in a statement to local news outlets. “Long-term effects of vaping on health are unknown. Anyone considering vaping should be aware of the serious potential risk associated with vaping.”
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