Original ArticlesGross and Histopathological Findings in the First Reported Vaping-Induced Lung Injury Death in the United StatesYoumans, Amanda J. DO∗,†; Harwood, Jamie BSN, RN, CFN†Author Information From the ∗University of Illinois, College of Medicine †Peoria County Coroner's Office, Peoria, IL. Manuscript received October 14, 2019; accepted November 12, 2019. The authors report no conflict of interest. Reprints: Amanda J. Youmans, DO, 506 E Seneca Place, Peoria, IL 61603. E-mail: [email protected]. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: March 2020 - Volume 41 - Issue 1 - p 1-4 doi: 10.1097/PAF.0000000000000533 Buy Metrics Abstract The popularity of e-cigarettes (vaping) has been on the rise in recent years, but the adverse effects of vaping have been greatly unknown. In 2019, the use of vaping products has been linked to an outbreak of severe lung disease, some cases of which have progressed to death. One death attributed to vaping is presented with emphasis on the gross and histopathological findings from the autopsy. These findings were correlated with the patient's clinical course and medicolegal investigation to determine the cause of death. To our knowledge, this is the first confirmed death in the United States that was directly attributed to the use of vaping. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.