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CDC confirms 2,711 hospital cases of lung injury linked to vaping

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There are 2,711 confirmed hospital cases of lung injury associated with vaping in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and two U.S. territories, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports as of Jan. 28.

The big picture: Nationally, most vaping-related patients with data on how they sourced products reported obtaining THC-containing products from "informal sources," per the CDC. The agency now recommends users should consider no longer vaping THC products, rather than its original claim to refrain from e-cigarettes.

60 reported dead from vaping-related lung illness

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60 people have died from a lung injury associated with e-cigarette use in 27 states and the District of Columbia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports as of Jan. 28.

What's new: Nationally, most vaping-related patients with data on how they sourced products reported obtaining THC-containing products from "informal sources," per the CDC. The agency recommends users should consider no longer vaping THC products, rather than its original claim to refrain from e-cigarettes.