One person has died in Georgia from a vaping-related illness. (Shutterstock)
State officials have identified nine cases of vaping-associated illness in Georgia.
State officials said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with states to investigate more than 500 cases of vaping-associated illness. No specific e-cigarette device or substance has been linked to all cases. Most patients have reported a history of using vaping products containing THC. Many patients have reported using THC and nicotine. Some have reported the use of e-cigarette products containing only nicotine.
Without knowing the specific cause of the vaping-associated illness, health officials said discontinuing use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices is the best prevention against becoming ill.
Symptoms of vaping-associated illness, which worsen over time, include cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. People with a history of vaping who are experiencing breathing problems or any of these symptoms should seek medical care.