Department of Health Confirms Fifth Hoosier Death from Vaping

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Department of Health Confirms Fifth Hoosier Death from Vaping

At least 56 people have been confirmed to have a lung injury caused by vaping.

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Dept. of Health confirmed late Thursday afternoon a fifth Hoosier has died from a vaping-related lung injury.

56 total people in Indiana have been confirmed to have a lung injury due to vaping. The CDC says that's one of the highest rates in the country, along with Illinois and Wisconsin.

Overall, 52 Americans in 26 different states have died this year from vaping, and more than 2,400 have become hospitalized. 

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