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Spotlight: Secondhand Vaping Campaign

See our latest video about the risks of secondhand vaping. We developed this campaign to address the health risks related to vaping and how it can affect others.

Teens, Vaping and COVID-19

A Stanford University study found that young people who have vaped are at 5X higher risk for being diagnosed with COVID-19.

NIDA director outlines potential risks to people who smoke and use drugs during COVID-19 pandemic

The precarious intersection of the COVID-19 national health emergency and the concurrent epidemic of drug overdose deaths is outlined in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week by Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Volkow discusses how the serious health risks of COVID-19 pose unique challenges to people who smoke or vape, are already struggling with substance use disorders (SUD), or are in recovery from addiction.

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

Companies that do not cease manufacture, distribution and sale of unauthorized flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes (other than tobacco or menthol) within 30 days risk FDA enforcement actions.

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

See the Vaping Illness Infographic from Ventura County Public Health.

Drug Facts: Vaping Devices (Electronic Cigarettes)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) updated their Vaping page. What are vaping devices?

Department of Public Health Identifies Tenth Case of Vaping-Related Pulmonary Disease in the County

Press Release: Department of Public Health identifies tenth case of vaping-related pulmonary disease in the county. Earlier this week, Ventura County’s tenth case of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury, the new pulmonary disease associated with vaping, was accepted as meeting the case definition by the California Department of Public Health.

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 Illnesses Linked to Vitamin E Acetate

Recent CDC lab testing found Vitamin E acetate in all samples of patients.

Vaping Illness Update & Infographic

The latest findings from the CDC investigation into lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use suggest products containing THC play a role in the outbreak. Most patients reported using THC-containing products or both THC & nicotine containing products.

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.

Vaping Health Alert

Health officials are reporting an outbreak of serious vaping-related lung disease. The number of deaths is rising. Experts recommend no vaping or e-cigarette use while these illnesses are being investigated.