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NYC Teen Becomes First New Yorker To Die From Vaping

NYC Teen Becomes First New Yorker To Die From Vaping”

The boy was taken to Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx where he was pronounced dead.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Tuesday that a 17-year-old boy from the Bronx is the first NY resident to die from a vaping-related illness. He was re-admitted in late September and died on Friday, Oct. 4. Last month the state's Department of Health reported traces of vitamin E acetate, a thickening agent that is risky for consumption, in many THC cartridges from patients who have fallen ill in the state recently.

Also on Monday, school districts in Kansas, Missouri and NY sued e-cigarette maker Juul. "I can tell you as a person who was young and stupid and smoked, it is an addiction you will fight for your entire life", said Cuomo.

About 20 people died nationwide for vaping-related illnesses, with thousands sick in what Cuomo described as a "public health crisis" on Tuesday. It has been marketed to young people.



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