What parents need to know
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Warn of Lung Illnesses Associated with Use of Vaping Products
- At this time, FDA and CDC have not identified the cause or causes of the lung injuries in these cases, and the only commonality among all cases is that patients report the use of vaping products, including e-cigarettes.
- No one compound or ingredient has emerged as the cause of these illnesses to date, and it may be that there is more than one cause of this outbreak. They do know that THC is present in most of the samples tested to date, and most patients report a history of THC-containing products.
- They recommend that you do not use an e-cigarette or vaping products that contain THC. And since the specific cause or causes of lung injury are not yet known, the only way to assure that you are not at risk while the investigation continues is to consider refraining from the use of all e-cigarette and vaping products.
- If you are concerned about your health after using a vaping product, contact your health care provider, or you can also call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.
What are E-cigarettes and Vaping?
2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey