Vaping illnesses continue to rise in South Dakota.  That's according to health officials who report vaping related illnesses in the state have nearly doubled in the past two weeks.

KSFY TV reports that according to the South Dakota Department of Health, the number of cases increased from six cases at the end of September to 11 cases as of October 10, 2019.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of vaping related injuries in the U.S. has reached about 1,300 cases and at least 26 deaths.

KSFY TV is reporting that most who got sick say they used vaping products containing THC, the ingredient in marijuana that causes a high.

In Septemeber, Sioux Falls health director Jill Franken urged people to follow the CDC's recommendation to stop using e-cigarettes.

The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has banned vaping on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Source: AP, KSFY TV