Atlanta–1,299 confirmed and probable lung injury cases associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products were reported as of October 8 by 49 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Among 573 patients with information on substances used in e-cigarette, or vaping, products in the 90 days prior to symptom onset:
- 76% reported using THC-containing products, with or without nicotine-containing products;
- 32% reported exclusive use of THC-containing products;
- 58% reported using nicotine-containing products, with or without THC-containing products; and
- 13% reported exclusive use of nicotine-containing products.
Among 1,043 patients with data on age and sex:
- 70% of patients are male.
- 80% of patients are under 35 years old.
- 15% are under 18 years old
- 21% are 18 to 20 years old.
- 18% are 21 to 24 years old.
- 26% are 25 to 34 years old.
- 20% are 35 years or older.
26 deaths have been confirmed in 21 states: Alabama, California (3), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.
- The median age of patients who have died is 49 years, ranging from 17 to 75 years old.