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Two cases of vaping lung illness reported in Washington State

Health officials said the woman was admitted to a King County hospital with shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.

Posted: Sep 21, 2019 9:20 AM

SEATTLE (AP) -- Authorities said a second case of vaping-related lung illness has been reported in King County.

KOMO reports there have now been five vaping-related illnesses reported in Washington State - one in Mason County, two in Spokane County, and two in King County.

Health officials said Friday the woman in her 30s was admitted to a King County hospital with shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.

Public Health - Seattle & King County said she reported vaping THC products bought from legal pot shops and nicotine containing products without THC. Authorities are gathering more information.

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