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Sep 27 2019

The number of vaping-related lung injury cases jumped to 805 and the number of deaths to 12, but the specific causes of the illnesses are undetermined, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

The CDC report, from 46 states and one territory as of Tuesday, was an increase from last week when the tally was 530 vaping-related lung cases and seven deaths.

The confirmed deaths include two in California, two in Kansas and one each in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri and Oregon. The Mississippi death was announced by state officials Thursday.

The latest survey found that 72% of the lung injury cases involved males and 16% were from users under 18 years of age. 

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