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E-cigarette Products and Associated Pulmonary Disease

 

Outbreak of Severe Pulmonary Disease associated with Using E-cigarettes


CDC, 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 severe pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette product (devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges) use. This investigation is ongoing and has not identified a cause, but all reported cases have a history of using e-cigarette products.

E-cigarettes are devices that deliver an aerosol to the user by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. E-cigarettes can also be used to deliver marijuana or other substances.

From NYS Department of Health:
If you are contacted by someone regarding vaping:

Anyone experiencing symptoms who uses vape products should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

Healthcare providers should report possible cases to the local poison control center (1-800-222-1222).

If individuals are concerned at all with their vaping device or products or just want more information, they can call the NYSDOH's Vaping Hotline at 1-888-364-3046.

picture of a vaping device


 

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