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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 Illness Update & Infographic

See the Vaping Illness Infographic from Ventura County Public Health.

News: Sales of flavored vaping products outlawed in Ventura, unincorporated areas

Ventura County Star, December 12, 2019. Sales of flavored vaping products were banned in unincorporated areas of Ventura County in the same week they were outlawed in Ventura. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a prohibition affecting about four dozen stores from El Rio to Oak Park after a heated hearing at the Ventura County Government Center in Ventura.

Ventura County, some cities poised to make decisions on vaping flavors ban

Some four dozen tobacco and vaping stores in unincorporated Ventura County from El Rio to Oak Park would no longer be able to sell flavored vaping products under an ordinance to be considered by Ventura County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

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.

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.

Event: Ventura County Office of Education Legal Forum - Vaping

Vaping has been named a youth epidemic by the U.S. Surgeon General. What can school districts do to help prevent vaping on campus?

Ventura County Supervisors Could Ban Flavors

Supervisors voted 4-0 to ask staff to prepare an emergency ordinance that could place a moratorium on new vape and tobacco retail stores in the unincorporated areas of the county.

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