NEW: ‘Ill. Resident Dies After Being Hospitalized Following Vaping’

We just stumbled across something crazy we’d like to report on. A heck of a story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user jobforacreebree titled Ill. Resident Dies After Being Hospitalized Following Vaping is gaining some traction, having got 93 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by nbcchicago.com) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-23 23:40:30 and has an ID of cufkuu. Here are some comments people have already left (you may also comment below – we will publish anything reasonable):

  • “Propaganda from the pro-tobacco and NRT lobbies.

    All bullshit.“, posted by the user wastingtoomuchthyme at 2019-08-24 00:56:23. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

  • “These articles have been popping up for weeks. Yet, they’re all rather dishonest and there hasn’t been one with a stated, proven cause.
    (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user dwayne_rooney at 2019-08-24 00:54:04. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “So much FUD with this stories. What are they vaping? What device? What liquid? Nicotine? THC? Shitty street carts with pesticides and lead?“, posted by the user azagtnncts at 2019-08-24 00:33:52. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “They specifically do not mention vaping actually causing the illness, just putting the two together.

    They also do not mention the age of th… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user elsydeon666 at 2019-08-24 00:29:30. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

  • “Begun the Vape War have.“, posted by the user buzzlite at 2019-08-24 00:17:12. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “They should change title to:

    22 people dead from smoking 3 marijuanas!“, posted by the user AlreadyReadittt at 2019-08-24 00:14:25. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

  • “Big T is really pushing hard on this one…“, posted by the user pootieman42 at 2019-08-23 23:58:46. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “And the vapers run back into denial.“, posted by the user WiseChoices at 2019-08-23 23:53:53. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “11,000 people die each day from cigarettes. wonder why they don’t mention that?“, posted by the user marginwalker3 at 2019-08-23 23:50:00. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Wish there was more detailed information about these cases.“, posted by the user jobforacreebree at 2019-08-23 23:48:19. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.

As this is of great concern to me, we are researching more into this right now and will post an update as soon as we are finished.

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