Skip to main content

Death of 26-year-old Minnesota man in Tennessee linked to vaping THC

Minnesota has recorded three vaping-associated deaths.

A 26-year-old Minnesota native recently died while in Nashville, Tennessee.

The state announced Thursday in a news release that this is Tennessee's first vaping-related death.

Evhen Cameron had been hospitalized earlier this month, according to this Facebook post. He wrote his weeklong hospital stay was related to vaping THC and CBD cartridges.

"It was pretty touch and go for a few days, and the recovery is going to be a real long haul, but my doctors are confident I will recover over the next year," the post says. "Chemical burns in the lungs are no joke ... People are dying and I was way too close to being one of them.

That night, he went into cardiac arrest and died, KSTP reports.

His girlfriend told the TV station that Cameron was taking anxiety medication and had been smoking marijuana to "offset the side effects," though only started vaping in July.

This news comes just days after the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed the second and third vaping-related deaths in Minnesota. Deaths and injuries are being recorded online.

Currently, there are 77 confirmed or probable cases of vaping-associated lung injuries in the state.

Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there have been nearly 1,500 lung injury cases associated with e-cigarette products. As of Oct. 15, 33 deaths have been confirmed in 24 states. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2023-01-30 at 9.31.03 AM

Old Navy closes Eagan store

There's another change in store for the popular Eagan strip mall.

CoreyRymanAVShootingCharges

Charges: Man shot victim in leg outside a Cowboy Jack's

Corey Ryman allegedly chased another man around a parking lot before shooting him.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

Man shot in both feet after interrupting vehicle break-in in St. Paul

The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday.

79177901-AURORA+6776_CC

Cook County — The cure for cabin fever

Come bask in the quiet of this peaceful winter getaway.

Screen Shot 2023-01-29 at 1.54.31 PM

Missing: Minnesota man last seen in Sioux Falls area

Aaron Pearson, 41, was reported missing on Thursday.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Protest for Tyre Nichols to be held outside MN Governor’s Mansion

Activists groups say they’ll call on Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature to implement police reforms.

Pool

Minnesota pool contractor banned from industry, must pay $2 million-plus

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed suit against Charles Workman and his company, MN Crete Pools, LLC, in August.

Minneapolis police

St. Paul man identified as victim of north Minneapolis homicide

The shooting occurred on the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue North on Wednesday.

Related

vaping

Health department reports first vaping-injury death in MN

The person who died suffered a serious lung injury.

vaping

More cases of vaping-linked severe lung injuries reported in Minnesota

Health officials say there have been a further 11 suspected cases.

vaping

Severe lung injury linked to additive in e-cigarettes, vaping products

The patients experienced symptoms that were similar to COVID-19.

2 more deaths in Minnesota from lung injuries linked to vaping

There are 73 people in Minnesota suffering severe lung injury from vaping.

'Severe lung injuries' linked to vaping found in Minnesota teens

Similar reports have been received in Wisconsin as well.

vaping

Minnesota teens are still vaping at a 'very high rate'

The majority of youth e-cig users report signs of nicotine dependence, MDH says.

vaping

Minnesota to sue e-cig maker JUUL, accusing it of 'preying' upon students

AG Keith Ellison and Gov. Tim Walz announced the lawsuit on Wednesday.

Dr rose leslie

U of M doctor's vaping X-ray video goes viral on TikTok

The second-year resident has used the social media platform to get across a vital message.