According to an article in the Stamford Advocate that ran late last week, the State of Connecticut Health Department is looking into four recent instances of lung injuries related to vaping involving Stamford residents.
In the first case of its kind, the firm Levin Simes Abrams LLP filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the Northern District of California earlier this month on October 15th. The suit alleges that a young man died as a result of his addition to JUUL, an electronic nicotine delivery system or e-cigarette.
According to the CDC, there have now been 1,299 officially reported vaping-related lung injuries in every state except Alaska, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
The Pennsylvania Health Department says one person in the state has died from lung injuries associated with vaping and it’s investigating dozens of other suspected or confirmed cases.
According to a recent article in The Detroit News, A Michigan man is the state's first death from a vaping-related lung injury officials said on Friday.
"The number of vaping-related lung injury cases has jumped to 1,080 and deaths to 18, but the specific causes of the illnesses are still not clear, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday."