Doctors believe they may have discovered a new type of lung injury tied to vaping e-cigarettes. This significant finding is linked to a 17-year-old in Canada. He nearly died after he vaped THC and flavored e-cigarettes for five months. His case does not follow the same pattern of lung injuries seen in more than 2,000 cases in the U.S..
Health officials in the U.S. report a rise in lung illnesses and deaths linked to vaping. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that there are 47 deaths and 2,290 illnesses. The latest numbers from the CDC suggests the crisis is growing with more than 100 newly reported cases and five more deaths since last week.