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ODH News Release — Public Health Officials Investigating Pulmonary Illness Cases Following Vaping

As the CDC investigate the cause of recent cases of severe pulmonary illnesses, both the CDC and US Surgeon General are warning against the use of e-cigarettes.

  • 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% of patients between 18-21.
    • 16% of patients are under 18 years.
  • All reported patients have a history of e-cigarette product use or vaping.
  • The latest findings from the investigation into lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping, suggest products containing THC play a role in the outbreak.
    • CDC has received data on substances used in e-cigarettes or vaping products in the 30 days prior to symptom onset among 514 patients.
      • About 77% reported using THC-containing products; 36% reported exclusive use of THC-containing products.
      • About 57% reported using nicotine-containing products; 16% reported exclusive use of nicotine-containing products







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