New Cases of Vaping-Related Illness Confirmed in Mississippi
As of October 22, two new cases of severe lung illness have been confirmed in the state, bringing the total in this outbreak to seven, including one death. These cases are part of a larger national outbreak that has affected at least 1,600 persons, mostly young adults. Thirty-four have died.
The cause of this vaping-related lung illness is still under investigation. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Mississippi State Department of Health advise Mississippians to refrain from using e-cigarette products, especially those containing THC, to avoid the risk of serious lung injury.