Editors Note: Up to 1604 cases and 34 deaths. These numbers will not go up much faster now due to the voluntary nature of the reports and the routine nature of the cases now according to a pharmacist who follows this issue. See CDC Report, below.

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping

CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of lung injury associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products. If you have questions about CDC’s investigation into the lung injuries associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products, contact CDC-INFO or call 1-800-232-4636.


E-cigarette Use, or Vaping, Practices and Characteristics Among Persons with Associated Lung Injury — Utah, April–October 2019

“The cause or causes of this outbreak is currently unknown (2); however, the predominant use among patients of e-cigarette, or vaping, products with prefilled THC-containing cartridges suggests that the substances in these products or the way in which they are heated and aerosolized play an important role in the outbreak. At present, persons should not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC. In addition, because the specific cause or causes of lung injury are not yet known and while the investigation continues, persons should consider refraining from use of all e-cigarette, or vaping, products.”

E-cigarette Use, or Vaping, Practices and Characteristics Among …

On October 22, 2019, this report was posted online as an MMWR Early Release.


CDC Report: 1299 Cases of Lung Injury, 26 Deaths

Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Evaluating …

On October 11, 2019, this report was posted online as an MMWR Early Release. David A. Siegel, MD 1; Tara C. Jatlaoui, MD 1; Emily H. Koumans, MD 1; Emily A. Kiernan, DO 2 ,3; Mark Layer, MD 3 ,4; Jordan E. Cates, PhD 5 ,6; Anne Kimball, MD 6 ,7; David N.


CDC Advises Doctors on Vaping Crisis

Dr. Schuchat said those cases highlight the importance of follow-up for patients who have been treated for vaping-related illnesses. The C.D.C. says they should see doctors no later than a week or two after leaving the hospital, and some may need referrals for counseling for marijuana use disorder, a form of dependence.

No Drop in Vaping Cases, C.D.C. Says

Health officials say the flu season may complicate diagnosis of the lung damage from vaping, masking symptoms. As illnesses and deaths linked to vaping continue to rise, health experts on Friday updated their advice to doctors on how best to recognize symptoms and treat patients, and warned that the start of the flu season would make it harder to arrive at the right diagnosis.


Pot Vaping Crisis 2019

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