CDC Update on Lung Injuries Associated with E-cigarette or Vaping Products

The CDC has announced the updated number of confirmed and probable lung injury cases and deaths associated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products

Patients with Lung Injury
As of November 13, 2019,  there are 2,172 confirmed and probable lung injury cases associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products were reported by 49 states (all except Alaska), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Deaths
42 deaths have been confirmed in 24 states and the District of Columbia: Alabama, California (4), Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois (4), Indiana (4), Kansas (2), Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Minnesota (3), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, and Virginia.

The CDC offers many resources to educate students, families and school staff about the risks and what the CDC is doing.  You can view it here.

The NYSCSH e-cigarette webpage has additional resources - including several evidence-based curriculums for health educators. Click here to view them.