1st Case of Lung Complaint Related to E-Cigarettes Reported in Korea

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    October 16, 2019 08:30

    The first case of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes has been reported.

    The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that vaping-related respiratory illness was reported by a patient who suffers from coughing and breathing difficulties. But it remains to be seen whether the patient's health problems are directly linked to the use of e-cigarettes.

    In the U.S., there have been 26 deaths and more than 1,000 cases of patients falling ill due to the use of vaping products.

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