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News: Vaping Illness Update as of February 14, 2020

The California Department of Public Health urges everyone to refrain from vaping, no matter the substance or source.

News: Vaping Illness Update as of February 6, 2020

The California Department of Public Health urges everyone to refrain from vaping, no matter the substance or source. Since June 2019, CDPH has received reports that 204 people in California who have a history of vaping were hospitalized for severe breathing problems and lung damage, and four people have died. Across the U.S., there are over 2,711 reports of lung damage associated with vaping across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and more reports are coming in nearly every day.

News: Vaping Illness Update as of January 16, 2020

See the latest Vaping Illness infographic as of January 16, 2020. Ventura County Action on Smoking & Health releases this data on a bi-weekly basis. We will continue to post updates on our blog. Also, read the E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI), Weekly Update Report 1/14/2020, from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). This report gives you data on the total cases in California.

Vaping Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)

This health advisory seeks to inform the public about the imminent public health risks posed by vaping any product, including the use of electronic cigarettes (e‐cigarettes), as vaping has recently been linked to severe breathing problems, lung damage, and even death.

Vaping Health Advisory

This health advisory seeks to inform the public about the imminent public health risks posed by vaping any product, including the use of electronic cigarettes (e‐cigarettes), as vaping has recently been linked to severe breathing problems, lung damage, and even death.

Vaping Illness Update & Infographic

Vaping Illness Infographic from Ventura County Public Health.

Another Death in California

Another California death related to vaping is reported in Marin County. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) continues to urge everyone to refrain from vaping and e-cigarette use, no matter the substance or source, until the cause of vaping-associated lung disease is known.

Vaping Related Lung Illness: A Summary of the Public Health Risks and Recommendations for the Public

Since June 2019, CDPH has received reports that 90 people in California who have a history of vaping were hospitalized for severe breathing problems and lung damage, and two people have died. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) urges everyone to refrain from vaping, no matter the substance or source, until current investigations are complete.

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Address Teen Vaping Epidemic

The executive order directs the Department of Public Health (CDPH) to launch a $20 million statewide digital and social media public awareness campaign to educate youth, young adults and parents about the health risks of vaping nicotine and cannabis products.