Kentucky Reports First Vaping-Related Death

Kentucky health officials on Friday announced the state’s first probable vaping-related death.

The man who died was in his late 20s, said Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Angela Dearinger.

The Centers for Disease Control website said as of Tuesday, 57 vaping-related deaths had been confirmed in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

Kentucky has had 48 reports of possible vaping-related illness, including 13 probable cases, seven confirmed and 15 pending, the state said. Eleven were determined to be not related to vaping, and two were residents of other states treated in Kentucky.