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Health officials confirm first Montana case of severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping

 

September 25, 2019

Vaping has become a nation wide problem and Montana just confirmed the first case of severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping as part of the ongoing national investigation.

RiverStone Health and the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) have identified the first confirmed case of severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping in connection with the ongoing national investigation.

The confirmed case is a Yellowstone County resident in their 30s with a history of vaping nicotine and THC. This individual was hospitalized in August, and is now home recovering.

Eight deaths associated with severe pulmonary illness have occurred. As of September 17, 2019, there were 530 confirmed and probable cases of lung disease associated with e-cigarette produc...



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