SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California public health officials are urging people to stop vaping and using e-cigarettes as a fourth death related to vaping was reported in the state.
The state’s Department of Public Health said Wednesday 161 people have been hospitalized for severe breathing problems and lung damage since August.READ MORE: Folsom Ice Rink Opens After Three Week Delay Due To Vandals
The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday 45-year-old Amanda Margot Arconti of Vacaville died at a Novato hospital earlier this month. An official cause of death is pending.READ MORE: Sacramento Kings Rout Shorthanded Clippers 124-115
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified Vitamin E acetate as a “potential chemical of concern” but has yet to rule out other causes or ingredients.MORE NEWS: Folsom Ice Skating Rink Reopens After Weeks Of Delays
More than 2,000 Americans who vape have gotten sick since March, many of them teenagers and young adults. The CDC says at least 40 people have died.