Fourth vaping-related death occurs in California
A Vacaville woman died last week in what investigators believe is California’s fourth vaping-related death amid a rash of e-cigarette health concerns.
Amanda Margot Arconti was treated in a hospital in Novato, where she later died after coming down with an illness, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Arconti, who has family in Novato, is believed to have used e-cigarettes prior to her death, and Marin County health officials believe her death may have been connected to vaping.
A county health officer told KRON4 that Arconti, 45, was previously healthy but came into the hospital experiencing chest pain and trouble breathing, resulting in her death within hours.
A postmortem examination and toxicology tests are scheduled for Thursday in order to identify a definitive cause of death, according to the Sheriff's Office.
In a news release issued after Arconti's death, the California Department of Public Health warned state residents to refrain from all forms of vaping, regardless of the substance or source of e-cigarette products.