SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says a second Oregonian has died from a vaping-related lung illness.
In a statement Thursday, the governor said the Oregon Health Authority informed her of the death. Brown said she is requesting the Oregon Department of Justice to advise what legal options are available to the state, including the temporary ban of all vaping products.
Brown did not release details about the person who died.
She urged all Oregonians to stop using vaping products.
State health officials said Tuesday that an Oregonian had developed a vaping-related severe lung illness but released no details. It was unclear if this was the same person whose death Brown announced. The Oregon Health Authority did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The other Oregon fatality had used e-cigarettes, or vape pens, with THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana.