Transcript for Vape user with severe respiratory illness dies in Illinois hospital
apologizing to the passengers. Authorities investigating what could be the country' first death linked to vaping. An Illinois patient dying from a severe respiratory infection. Here's gio Benitez. Reporter: Tonight, a stern warning from the Illinois department of public health. Someone who had been vaping died after being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness. The department saying, quote, "Using e-cigarettes and vaping can be dangerous." Just in the past week, experts say 22 people in Illinois, 17 to 38 years old, "Have experienced respiratory illness after using e-cigarettes and vaping," with symptoms ranging from cough, to shortness of breath, to fatigue. They are still looking into where these devices were obtained and what was in them. There are many things we don't know about the ingredients in e-cigarettes. Reporter: This, on the same day that public health officials in Ohio announced that six people there experienced severe pulmonary illness after vaping. Earlier this week, we saw this disturbing scene of a Texas teenager in a coughing fit after admitting to years of vaping. He was in a medically induced coma for ten days, but survived. The CDC and the fda now investigating at least 193 possible cases of severe lung illness among users of e-cigarettes across 22 states since June. They're trying to determine role, if any, vaing they have Thank you. And wildfires raging through
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