A third person has died in the United States as a result of severe lung disease linked to vaping, officials said on Friday, in an outbreak that has sickened hundreds and left several teens in induced comas.
The news of the third death was announced by health authorities in Indiana.
The investigators have not been able to link the diseases and deaths to specific brands or ingredients, but vitamin E oil used in vapes are thought to play a key role.containing
Federal officials however said that no single substance has been found to be present in all the laboratory samples that are being examined.
In addition to the three deaths announced, “We are aware of one other death that’s under investigation as a possible case,” said Ileana Arias, acting deputy director for non-infectious diseases at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Center for Disease Control has recommended that people stop vaping until more is understood about the related lung disease sweeping the country.