Health Department

Vaping and e-Cigarettes

Outbreak Information

CDC - Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products (Latest Outbreak Information is updated every Thursday)

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

As of December 27th, 2019 there have been 2,561 hospitalized cases (55 new cases since 12/17) and 55 deaths in the U.S. associated with EVALI (e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury). There have been 76 hospitalized cases in North Carolina as of 1/2/20 (2 new cases since 12/4).

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

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