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Tobacco Use & Prevention

October 2019 - Clean Indoor Air Act 10 year Anniversary

September 2019 - Severe Pulmonary Disease Among People who Report E-Cigarette Use

  • As of September 6, 2019, the CDC reported that 33 states and one U.S. territory have identified 450 potential cases of severe pulmonary illnesses possibly linked to e-cigarette use, also known as vaping. To date, no single chemicals or e-cigarette product has been consistently associated with the illness.
  • Until more information is known, CDC and DPHHS are advising people not to use any type of e-cigarette product.  E-cigarettes are not fully regulated by the FDA; therefore, the user has no way of knowing what chemicals are being inhaled and the subsequent health effects of inhaling such chemicals.
  • Anyone who uses e-cigarette products and is experiencing respiratory issues should consult their healthcare provider. If it is a medical emergency call 9-1-1 or the Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222). The CDC and the FDA urge anyone experiencing unexpected health or product issues related to tobacco or e-cigarettes should submit this information via FDA’s online Safety Reporting Portal.