Latest in E-Cigarette/Vaping Outbreak

Latest in outbreak of e-cigarette and vaping lung injuries.
Users of e-cigarette and vaping products acquire fatal lung injury.

Updated 11/8/19

Courtesy of CDC.gov Updates Every Thursday on the ongoing e-Cigarette Lung Injury Outbreak

As of November 5, 2019 , 2,051 * e-cigarette lung injury outbreak cases have been reported to CDC from 49 states, the District of Columbia and 1 US territory.

Thirty nine deaths in 24 states and the District of Columbia: Alabama, California (3), Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Kansas (2), Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Minnesota (3), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, and Virginia.

Stats

– The median age of deceased patients was 53 years and ranged from 17 to 75 years (as of November 5, 2019).

– Among 1,378 patients with data on age and sex:

-70% of patients are male.

Among 1,364 patients with data on age : -The median age of patients is 24 years and ranges from 13 to 75 years.

-79% of patients are under 35 years old.

-By age group category: 14% of patients are under 18 years old; 40% of patients are 18 to 24 years old; 25% of patients are 25 to 34 years old; 21% of patients are 35 and older.

Findings

Among 867 patients with information on substances used in e-cigarette, or vaping, products in the 3 months prior to symptom onset:

About 86% reported using THC-containing products, yet 34% reported exclusive use of THC-containing products.

About 64% reported using nicotine-containing products, while 11% reported exclusive use of nicotine-containing products.

This complex investigation spans many states, involves hundreds of patients, and involves a wide variety of substances and e-cigarette, or vaping, products.

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