Utah’s vaping-related lung illnesses up to 47, most from THC
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah health officials say the state’s tally of lung damage cases linked to vaping has increased to 47.
The state Department of Health announced the new total Monday, an increase from the 42 cases reported a week earlier. The agency says 22 more potential cases are being investigated.
The department says 90% of the people who got sick reported vaping THC, the high-producing ingredient in marijuana.
Symptoms of the disease include coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. Nearly all the people have had to get medical care.
U.S. health officials said last week that more than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses. The cause remains unknown, though most patients reported vaping THC.
Today’s Top Stories
- Provo Police looking for information about two cars in deadly hit-and-run
- Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office being sued after former cadet reports abuse
- Snow expected to impact Wednesday evening commute
- Vivint Smart Home acquired for $2.8 billion by NRG Energy
- UDOT wants public comments for proposed Orem expansion
- Woman charged in February fatal car crash in West Valley City
- Northbound I-15 in Juab County closed for a time Wednesday night
- Tax increase in Salt Lake County for the library system
- Increased shoplifting puts pressure on retailers and raises prices
- How to deal with and overcome seasonal depression