E-Cigarette and Vaping Updates
As of February 18, 2020, CDC has confirmed:
(This CDC has not provided new data since 02/18/2020)
2,807 cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) have been reported to CDC from all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
68 deaths have been confirmed in 29 states and D.C.
The median age of deceased patients was 49.5 years
Vitamin E Acetate is strongly linked to the EVALI outbreak. Vitamin E Acetate has been found in product samples tested by FDA and state laboratories and inpatient lung fluid samples tested by CDC from geographically diverse states. Vitamin E Acetate has not been found in the lung fluid of people that do not have EVALI.
Vaping and Lung Illness:
Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Using E-Cigarette Products - An official CDC Health Advisory
Vaping and the Youth:
Know the Risks: E-Cigarettes & Young People (Surgeon General)
Trends in Adolescent Vaping, 2017–2019 (New England Journal of Medicine)