Texas health officials say the state has recorded its first death associated with vaping-related lung illnesses.
The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed Wednesday that an older woman in North Texas died last week from a lung disease associated with using electronic cigarettes.
The agency says the state has also identified 95 confirmed or probable cases of lung illnesses linked to vaping.
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The agency says those illnesses affect patients as young as 13, with a median age of 22. The department also says that among the illnesses, nearly 90% of patients reported vaping marijuana or THC, the high-producing ingredient in marijuana.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 1,000 confirmed or probable vaping illnesses have been reported nationwide as of last week.