A new case of severe lung disease associated with vaping has been confirmed in a man in his 20s. The individual was hospitalized and is now recovering. This brings the total number of cases in King County to six confirmed and one probable since September 20, 2019. Additional details about this recent case, including his product use, are still being investigated.
According to the latest information from the CDC, 2,172 people across the nation have been reported to have been sickened by e-cigarette (vaping) product use associated lung injury (EVALI), including 42 deaths. The CDC reported that recent evidence points to vitamin E acetate as a potential substance responsible for EVALI, but many other substances and products are being investigated. It may be that there is more than one cause for the lung illnesses.