Health Info

Vaping and e-Cigarettes

Outbreak Information

CDC - Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products

NC DHHS Press Release - Lung Injury Cases Related to Vaping Increase; E-cigarette Use on the Rise - 10/29/19

As of February 18th, 2020 there have been 2,807 hospitalized cases (96 new cases since 1/21) and 68 deaths in the U.S. associated with EVALI (e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury) according to the CDC. There have been 78 hospitalized cases in North Carolina as of 2/20/2020.

Due to continued declines in new EVALI cases since September 2019, and the identification of vitamin E acetate as a primary cause of EVALI, updates on the number of hospitalized EVALI cases and deaths are no longer being provided by the CDC or NC DPH.

CDC Map of Cases in the U.S.


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General Information

American Heart Association - The 101 on e-cigarettes
CDC - Electronic Cigarettes Page
NC DHHS - Electronic Cigarettes Page

AHA - Youth and Tobacco: A New Crisis
AHA - Tobacco Endgame

FDA - FDA finalizes enforcement policy on unauthorized flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes that appeal to children, including fruit and mint

Anyone who has questions about this outbreak can contact CDC-INFO at 800-232-4636, or visit

American Lung Association - Tobacco 21