The CDC has reported the first vaping-related death since the rising popularity of e-cigarettes.

A statement issued by the Director of the CDC said

“We are saddened to hear of the first death related to the outbreak of severe lung disease in those who use e-cigarette or ‘vaping’ devices. CDC’s investigation is ongoing. We are working with state and local health departments and FDA to learn the cause or causes of this current outbreak.” 

U.S Health officials are reportedly investigating over two hundred cases of severe lung disease allegedly caused by vaping.