Michigan reports its first suspected vaping-related death

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Michigan's heath department has announced the state's first death associated with an outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses.

The agency said Friday that it was notified Wednesday of the death of a man whose lung illness was linked to vaping. No other details were released.

Of the more than 1,000 confirmed or probable vaping-related cases in the U.S., 30 have been reported in Michigan since August.

No , ingredient or additive has been identified as the culprit. Most of those sickened say they vaped products containing THC, the high-producing ingredient in marijuana. Others say they vaped both THC and nicotine. A smaller group report they vaped only products containing nicotine.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently banned the sale of flavored .

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