Health officials report third vaping-related death in Texas - FOX34 Lubbock

Health officials report third vaping-related death in Texas

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Galveston, Texas -

(AP) - Health officials say a woman has become the third person in Texas to die from a lung disease associated with a national outbreak of vaping-related illnesses.

The Galveston County Health District said Monday the woman, who was 30 to 35 years old, died on Dec. 29 at a local hospital. Officials say the woman was a resident of Galveston County, located southeast of Houston, but declined to release any further details about her.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported nearly 2,600 vaping-related illnesses and at least 55 deaths nationwide. In Texas, officials have reported 236 vaping-related illnesses.

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