STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Death linked to vaping could be first in Oregon

Officials believe this could be the first death related to e-cigarettes in Oregon.

Posted: Sep 3, 2019 6:26 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) annnounced Monday they are investigating a severe lung-illness death possibly linked to vaping.

Officials believe this could be the first death related to e-cigarettes in Oregon. They said the symptoms are consistent with 200 similar cases around the country.

The person, who died in July, reportedly used an e-cigarette containing cannabis purchased at a dispensary. OHA did not say where in the state the death occured due to privacy reasons but they do want the public to know the symptoms. 

The Center for Disesase Control (CDC) says those who have gotten sick have similar synmptoms of shortness of breath, cough, chest pain, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, fever or weight loss. The CDC does emphasize they haven't determined a cause but one thing all the cases have in common is the patient vaped, or used an e-cigarette. 

If you or someone you know is having breathing problems from vaping, OHA says to contact a doctor immediately.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 20224

Reported Deaths: 339
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah465393
Washington294324
Marion278968
Umatilla216726
Clackamas148438
Malheur73412
Deschutes5678
Lane5523
Jackson4371
Yamhill41312
Lincoln4119
Union3922
Jefferson3413
Morrow3293
Polk30112
Linn26510
Klamath2001
Hood River1780
Wasco1783
Benton1616
Douglas1451
Josephine1102
Columbia900
Coos900
Clatsop830
Crook431
Baker370
Tillamook340
Lake320
Wallowa191
Sherman150
Curry140
Harney100
Gilliam40
Grant30
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Broken Clouds
71° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 71°
Corvallis
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 71°
Roseburg
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 78°
North Bend
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 62°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events