A man uses an electronic cigarette in Chicago. Photo: AP

At least five dead in US from vaping-related lung disease

  • The outbreak, whose exact cause is still unknown, has also sickened hundreds with severe pulmonary disease and left several teens in induced comas
Topic |   United States

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A man uses an electronic cigarette in Chicago. Photo: AP
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A man smokes an e-cigarette at a cafe in Dubai on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

US patient dies from mysterious vaping-related illness in what could be first death linked to smoking alternative

  • Deceased was one of 22 people hospitalised in Illinois for symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, vomiting and diarrhoea after vaping
  • Similar cases across US are prompting health officials to warn of dangers of e-cigarette use
Topic |   Smoking

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A man smokes an e-cigarette at a cafe in Dubai on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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