First death reported from mystery vaping-related illness

Almost 200 cases of the disease have been reported in the past two months: CDC

The first death related to an outbreak of a severe lung disease among people using e-cigarette (vaping) devices has been reported in the US.


The death of an adult patient in Illinois, confirmed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), comes amid a spate of vaping-related illnesses that have baffled health authorities.

The CDC announced last week that 193 cases of the vaping-related illness had been reported across 22 US states between 28 June and 20 August, and that it was working with state health departments