First vaping related death confirmed in Massachusetts

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BOSTON (NEWS10) — Massachusetts confirmed its first death linked to vaping.

The Department of Public Health said a woman in her 60s from Hampshire County was among the 121 suspected cases that have been reported to the DPH since September.

Of the 121 cases, nine have been confirmed and 10 are probable for meeting the CDC’s definition of Vaping Associated Lung Injury.

This report is nearly double the number of cases reported one week ago.

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