The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there have been 450 possible cases of lung disease related to vaping reported in 33 states. As many as six cases nationwide have ended in death, including the now confirmed Kansas death.
Health officials said they do not have detailed information on what specific e-cigarette products were used by the deceased patient in Kansas.
"Our sympathies go out to the family of the person who died," Governor Laura Kelly said in the news release. "Health officials are working hard to determine a cause and share information to prevent additional injuries. As that work continues, I urge Kansans to be careful. Don't put yourself in harm's way, and please follow the recommendations of public health officials."
The state has had six reports associated to the national lung disease outbreak, including three which they believe to be confirmed or probable cases. The remaining three are still under investigation.
"It is time to stop vaping." KDHE Secretary Lee Norman said. "If you or a loved one is vaping, please stop. The recent deaths across our country, combined with hundreds of reported lung injury cases continue to intensify."