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Hidalgo Co. Health Dept.: Know Where Vaping Products Come From

2 years 2 days 8 hours ago Tuesday, September 17 2019 Sep 17, 2019 September 17, 2019 4:08 PM September 17, 2019 in News - Local

EDINBURG – A spike in vaping-related illnesses and death have health officials urging e-cigarette users to stop.

There are 25 cases now on record in Texas, including one from Hidalgo County.

Nationwide, 380 confirmed and probable cases of lung disease associated with e-cigarette products.

A local distributer says the only ingredients that should go into the liquid used in e-cigarettes are: vegetable glycerin, natural and artificial flavoring, propylene glycol and possibly nicotine.

He added that’s not always the case.

The FDA and CDC recently released a statement saying in many cases where a person has fallen ill due to vaping the presence of vitamin E and THC was found in the product.

Watch the video above for the full report.

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