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Two more vaping-related hospitalizations in Montana

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HELENA — Montana health officials have announced two more cases of lung injury associated with vaping, and say they’re investigating other possible cases.

The Department of Public Health and Human Services said Monday a Cascade County teen was hospitalized this summer and again in October while a Lake County resident in their 30s was hospitalized this month. Both are recovering.

One person reported vaping both nicotine and THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, while the other had a history of vaping THC.

Montana has confirmed four cases of lung injury and one death associated with vaping.

State Medical Officer Dr. Greg Holzman says the health department is working with local public health departments on more investigations.

Federal officials have counted 1,604 lung injury cases and 34 deaths through Oct. 24.

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