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Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use/Vaping
Mary Slattery
Monday, September 30, 2019

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use/Vaping

  • There are 530* cases of lung injury reported from 38 states and 1 U.S. territory. Seven deaths have been confirmed in 6 states.
  • All reported cases have a history of e-cigarette product use or vaping.
  • Most patients have a history of using e-cigarettes containing THC. Many patients have reported using THC and nicotine. Some have reported the use of e-cigarette products containing only nicotine.
  • If you are concerned about these specific health risks, CDC recommends that you consider refraining from using e-cigarette or vaping products.
  • If you have recently used an e-cigarette or vaping product and you have symptoms like those reported in this outbreak see a healthcare provider.
  • Anyone who uses a vaping products should not buy these products off the street.
  • Youth and young adults should not use e-cigarette products.

RI Governor Bans Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes Credible Sources on the Health Risks of Vaping: Surgeon General Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Lastest Press from FDA and CDC

Vaping ToolKit for Parents

(*correct at time of sending, but these numbers are sadly increasing daily)