Delaware public health officials are reporting the state’s first vaping-related death.
Officials said Thursday that an individual with a history of exposure to vaping died in August after a lengthy hospitalization. They refused to release details on the cause of death or the person’s age, gender and county of residence.
Officials said there are three other confirmed cases of vaping-related lung illness in Delaware, and seven additional probable cases. The average age of the patients is 29.
Only one of the 11 cases involves nicotine-only exposure. The others involve THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana, or a combination of THC and nicotine.