Bronx Teenager is New York’s First Vaping Fatality & Youngest in Nation

A 17-year-old young man who died last Friday is the first vaping fatality in New York State and the youngest in the nation according to an article in The New York Times.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the unidentified young man is the 23rd vaping related fatality since the first one was reported in Illinois on August 23rd this past summer.

The mystery surrounding this illness, which so far has sickened 1,110 nationwide, still remains shrouded as there have been no one substance or specific product linking all these cases except various types of marijuana cartridges.

Reported symptoms are flu and pneumonia-like in nature and The New York Times reports that 110 cases have been reported in the state thus far.

Stay safe, folks and skip the vape for now until this clears up.

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.