2nd case of vaping lung illness reported in King County


There have now been five vaping-related illnesses reported in Washington state

File – In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, a man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette in Portland, Maine. The U.S. government has refined how it is measuring an outbreak of breathing illnesses in people who vape, now counting only cases that are most closely linked to electronic cigarette use. Health officials on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 said 380 confirmed cases and probable cases have been reported in 36 states and one U.S. territory. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a second case of vaping-related lung illness has been reported in King County.

KOMO reports there have now been five vaping-related illnesses reported in Washington state – one in Mason County, two in Spokane County, and two in King County.

Health officials said Friday the woman in her 30s was admitted to a King County hospital with shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.

Public Health – Seattle & King County said she reported vaping THC products bought from legal pot shops and nicotine containing products without THC. Authorities are gathering more information.

There have been more than 500 of cases of vaping illness reported nationwide.

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