Michigan reports its first suspected vaping-related death

NOW: Michigan reports its first suspected vaping-related death

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's heath department has announced the state's first death associated with an outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses.

The agency said Friday that it was notified Wednesday of the death of a man whose lung illness was linked to vaping. No other details were released.

Of the more than 1,000 confirmed or probable vaping-related cases in the U.S., 30 have been reported in Michigan since August.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a statement Friday afternoon saying people "should not use vaping products containing THC."

No single device, ingredient or additive has been identified as the culprit. Most of those sickened say they vaped products containing THC, the high-producing ingredient in marijuana. Others say they vaped both THC and nicotine. A smaller group report they vaped only products containing nicotine.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes which took effect on October 2nd, the same day the man died in Michigan from a vaping-related illness.

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