1,299 Lung Injury Cases associated with Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products Reported: CDC

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.

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