Influx of Vaping Related Illness Prompts Official Naming

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has given a name to vaping-related illness: EVALI, which stands for e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury, according to new healthcare recommendations the agency released October 11, 2019.

Forty-nine states, the District of Columbia, and one U.S. territory have reported more than 1,299 cases of lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products. As of October 11, 2019, 26 deaths have been reported from 21 states.

The CDC recommends individuals not use e-cigarettes or vaping products -

• containing THC
• outside of their described labeled use
• if not already using

For more information and updates on EVALI, read the CDC’s recently released MMWR report.