A third person who uses electronic cigarettes died in the United States, state health officials said Friday.
Hundreds of vapers, including consumers of cannabis refills sold on the black market, have suffered throughout the country from serious lung diseases making breathing very difficult, including hospital admissions and artificial comas.
An additive containing vitamin E is suspected by New York State to be the cause of the diseases, but federal health authorities have not confirmed that only one substance is involved, pending clear conclusions from laboratory analyzes.
215 people would suffer from pulmonary diseases related to vaping in the United States
During a review last week, the federal authorities had indicated that 215 people were suffering from these pulmonary diseases related to vaping. This report will be updated Friday.
"Although we do not know what substances are harmful, be aware that when you use these products with other chemicals, you do not know everything you inhale and the damage it can cause," said Kris Box, responsible for public health in Indiana.
The other two deaths occurred in Illinois and Oregon this summer.