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Vaping death in Nashville becomes first confirmed e-cigarette fatality in Tennessee

The Tennessean • Oct 17, 2019 at 12:21 PM

NASHVILLE — Health officials on Thursday confirmed Nashville's first death associated with the use of electronic cigarettes.

An adult male died from a severe pulmonary illness associated with vaping, according to a release from the Metro Public Health Department.

No additional information about the death is being released.

“Nashville’s first death and reports of severe pulmonary illnesses outbreaks associated with vaping nationwide should be a warning about the risks of severe lung injury from using these products” said Sanmi Areola, interim director of MPHD. “We will continue to monitor and investigate reports of illnesses and urge everyone to consider not using e-cigarettes and follow guidance from the CDC.” Our partners at The Tennessean have more.

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