A second death from vaping-related illness has been confirmed in Massachusetts, according to the Department of Public Health.
Mass. DPH announced Wednesday morning that a second person had died of an illness related to vaping. Officials say the person is a woman in her 40s from Middlesex County. Health officials say the woman vaped nicotine.
Earlier this month, a woman in her 60s from Hampshire County died of a vaping-related illness after reportedly vaping nicotine.
The news comes amid a desperate court battle over Gov. Charlie Baker’s blanket ban on vaping products in the Commonwealth.
Last week, a Superior Court judge ruled that the state’s ban was not properly issued and Governor Charlie Baker has decided to pursue an emergency regulatory proceeding that will allow his ban to remain in place for the time being.