Vaping and e-Cigarettes
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.
Anyone who has questions about this outbreak can contact CDC-INFO at 800-232-4636, or visit wwwn.cdc.gov/dcs/ContactUs/Form.
American Lung Association - Tobacco 21