Texas posts up to 249 lung injuries linked to vaping, CDC reports

Lung injury hospitalization cases linked to vaping in Texas now number as high as 249 as of Feb. 25, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nationally, the number of cases involving hospitalizations due to e-cigarette use continues to decline after peaking in September of last year, the CDC reports. Patient reports show that black-market vaping products containing THC – the psychoactive component of cannabis – have played a major role in the outbreak.

Among the 200 to 249 cases reported in Texas, four deaths have been reported, according to the CDC.

Vitamin E acetate, which commonly does no harm when taken as a supplement, has also been linked to the lung injuries, the agency’s data shows. Medical research indicates it can disrupt lung functioning when inhaled.

In total, there have been 68 deaths associated with the vaping incidents in 29 states as well as the District of Columbia, the CDC reports. In addition, the total number of hospitalizations from such vaping activities is now 2,807, the report says.

Hospitalizations Related to Vaping, State by State

State Frequency
(# of Cases)
Deaths Reported
Alabama 10-49 4
Alaska 1-9 0
Arizona 10-49 0
Arkansas 10-49 0
California 150-199 4
Colorado 1-9 0
Connecticut 50-99 2
Delaware 10-49 2
Florida 100-149 2
Georgia 10-49 6
Hawaii 1-9 0
Idaho 10-49 0
Illinois 200-249 5
Indiana 100-149 6
Iowa 50-99 0
Kansas 10-49 2
Kentucky 10-49 2
Louisiana 10-49 2
Maine 1-9 0
Maryland 50-99 0
Massachusetts 100-149 5
Michigan 50-99 3
Minnesota 100-149 3
Mississippi 10-49 2
Missouri 10-49 2
Montana 1-9 4
Nebraska 10-49 4
Nevada 1-9 0
New Hampshire 1-9 0
New Jersey 100-149 4
New Mexico 10-49 0
New York 150-199 4
North Carolina 50-99 0
North Dakota 1-9 0
Ohio 10-49 0
Oklahoma 1-9 0
Oregon 10-49 2
Pennsylvania 100-149 2
Rhode Island 1-9 2
South Carolina 10-49 2
South Dakota 10-49 0
Tennessee 50-99 2
Texas 200-249 4
Utah 100-149 2
Vermont 1-9 0
Virginia 50-99 2
Washington 10-49 2
Washington, D.C. 1-9 2
West Virginia 10-49 0
Wisconsin 50-99 0
Wyoming 1-9 0

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This article was first published by The Center Square.



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