Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Use or Vaping – Guidance for Healthcare Providers

Published: 09/30/2019

  • Food and Drug Administration,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Dialysis Facilities,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Community Mental Health Centers,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Behavioral Health,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is continuing its investigation into possible lung injury associated with use of e-cigarettes or vaping. In a recent update the CDC announced that thus far, there are 805 lung injury cases reported from 46 states and 1 U.S. territory. Twelve deaths have been confirmed in 10 states. CDC has received sex and age data on 771 patients.

  • About 69% of patients are male.
  • Nearly two thirds (62%) of patients are 18 to 34 years old; with 22%

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