Outbreak of Severe Pulmonary Disease associated with Using E-cigarettes
CDC, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette product (devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges) use. This investigation is ongoing and has not identified a cause, but all reported cases have a history of using e-cigarette products.
E-cigarettes are devices that deliver an aerosol to the user by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. E-cigarettes can also be used to deliver marijuana or other substances.
08-15-19 New York State Health Advisory:
Unexplained Vaping-associated Pulmonary Illness: Guidance for Healthcare Providers, Hospitals, Off-Campus Emergency Departments, Substance Use Disorder/Mental Health Agencies, College and University Health Clinics, and Local Health Departments
09-20-19 Health Advisory Update Unexplained Vaping-associated Pulmonary Illness
09-12-19 New York State Commissioner’s Letter to Retailers of E-cigarettes or E-liquids
Suffolk County Tobacco Vendor Education:
Schedule of classes, online class, Suffolk County Laws regarding Sale and Use of Tobacco Products, E-Cigarettes, Liquid Nicotine and Like Products
CDC’s Latest Outbreak Information
CDC Media Advisory: September 16, 2019 - CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center for Investigation of Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Product Use, or Vaping.