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SC vaping-related illness cases double in a week. Most are in the Upstate, DHEC says

South Carolina saw its number of vaping-related illnesses double in a week from 12 to 24, with most cases occurring in the Upstate, health officials said Wednesday. The severe lung illness linked to the use of e-cigarettes has been logged in all regions of the state, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.

So far, there have been 14 cases reported in the Upstate, five in the Pee Dee, three in the Lowcountry and two in the Midlands, DHEC reports.

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