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People urged to stop vaping after mysterious illness kills 5 and leaves 450 sick


A mysterious vaping-related lung illness has now killed at least five people and taken 450 people ill. Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, and vomiting, with the ill now across 33 states according to health officials. So far, 215 of those cases have been confirmed, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expanding its investigation. 

Scientists from Harvard University warned of a "worrisome cluster of pulmonary diseases related to vaping" in a New England Journal of Medicine report published Friday. The latest death from the illness was a 55-year-old man from California with underlying health problems. The first death happened in July in Oregon and people have also died Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota.