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First case of lung illness in Snohomish County associated with vaping


Last updated 9/25/2019 at 11:41am

The Snohomish Health District has identified the first case of vaping-related lung illness in a Snohomish County resident.

A female in her twenties was admitted to a Snohomish County hospital in August with shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. The patient has since been released and is recovering. The patient reported vaping products that were purchased from legal retailers, and they did not appear to have been tampered with or modified.

Snohomish Health District staff are working to gather any additional information and samples of substances that may have contributed to the patien...

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