First vaping death reported in South Carolina

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The South Carolina Dept. of Health and Environmental Control is reporting the state’s first vaping related death.

The individual, who hasn’t been identified, was recently diagnosed with EVALI, or the lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarettes and vaping products.

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The patient was an Upstate resident, DHEC says, and was older than 65 and had underlying health issues.

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