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Videos can use content-based copyright law contains reasonable use Fair Use (https://www.youtube.com/yt/copyright/). A SEVENTH person has died from a vaping-related illness in the US, health officials have confirmed.  The 40-year-old man from California died over the weekend after battling a “severe” lung disease for several weeks.  Dr Karen Haught, the Tulare County public health officer, said: “With sadness, we report that there has been a death of a Tulare County resident suspected to be related to severe pulmonary injury associated with vaping.”  It’s the latest death following spike in people being struck down with mysterious and life-threatening lung diseases the US.  The first death identified as related to vaping was announced last month in Illinois where a patient had suffered a “severe respiratory illness” after vaping.  In July, a person in Oregon who had recently used vapes containing cannabis oil died.  Another death was reported on September 6 by health officials in Indiana, who said the patient was over 18 and had a history of e-cigarette use.  Minnesota Department of Health announced on the same day that a patient had died in August from a lung disease associated with vaping THC – the psychoactive chemical in cannabis – products.  Just last week, two deaths were announced in Los Angeles County and Kansas. Know the risks  Public health officials in California are warning people to be aware of the potentially fatal risks involved with vaping in light of the most recent death.  Dr Haught said: “The Tulare County Public Health Branch would like to warn all residents that any use of e-cigarettes poses a possible risk to the health of the lungs and can potentially cause severe lung injury that may even lead to death.  “Long-term effects of vaping on health are unknown. Anyone considering vaping should be aware of the serious potential risk associated with vaping.”  Officials also reiterated a warning to discard any vaping that hadn’t been bought from a reputable dealer.  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating 380 confirmed or probable cases of the vaping-related illness in 36 states and plus the US Virgin Islands.  On Monday, the agency said it has activated its emergency operations centre to coordinate the investigation.  CDC Director Robert Redfield said: “CDC has made it a priority to find out what is causing this outbreak of e-cigarette or vaping-related injuries and deaths.” How safe are e-cigarettes in the UK?  In the UK, e-cigarettes are tightly regulated for safety and quality.  They’re not completely risk free, but they carry a small fraction of the risk of cigarettes.  E-cigarettes do not produce tar or carbon monoxide, two of the most harmful elements in tobacco smoke.  The liquid and vapour contain some potentially harmful chemicals also found in cigarette smoke, but at mu

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