5th illness tied to vaping reported in Las Vegas area

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A regional health authority is reporting the Las Vegas area’s fifth case of respiratory illness linked to an e-cigarette or vaping product.

The Southern Nevada Health District says the fifth case was found in a person who was older than 18.

The first case in Clark County as reported in September.

Of the five cases, one was reported using e-cigarettes with nicotine-only products, while four others reported using THC, the high-inducing part of marijuana.

Three of the five also reported using CBD, another cannabis extract.

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