KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 – A total of 1,604 lung injury cases associated with e-cigarette products have been recorded in 49 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands, according to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The data is higher than last week’s 1,479 cases, according to CNN.
Alaska is the only state without any cases.
The District of Columbia Department of Health recorded the district’s first vaping-related death, bringing the US total to 35.
The CDC has reported that all patients in the outbreak had vaping habit, and most have reported a history of using products containing tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis.