17th vaping death reported in US

Health

(CNN) – Alabama is the latest state to report a lung disease death that could be tied to vaping.

That brings the number of deaths across the country to 17.

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The Alabama Department of Public Health says a man from the eastern part of the state died.

The CDC reports 805 confirmed or probable cases of lung injury associated with vaping in 46 states.

Related: How to talk to your teen about the dangers of vaping

Alabama will likely be added to that total when the CDC updates its numbers this week.

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