The Deets on Vaping and Lung Illness

As of October 15, 2019, there were 33 confirmed deaths and 1,479 cases of lung illness associated with e-cigarette use reported by 49 states, the District of Columbia and one U.S. territory. The number is  expected to grow as additional reports are currently under investigation.  Patients with these lung illnesses have been hospitalized and some require respiratory therapy.

What’s the DoD and the Centers  for Disease Control and Prevention saying? Basically – while the investigations are ongoingyou should consider not using e-cigarette or vaping products, particularly those containing THC.

DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS, ARMY, AIR FORCE, NAVY AND COAST GUARD EXCHANGES REMOVED E-CIGARETTES AND VAPING PRODUCTS FROM STORES AND CONCESSIONAIRES AS OF OCT. 1.

Here’s what you need to look out for: 

  • Patients in this investigation have reported symptoms such as:  
    • Coughing, shortness of breath or chest pain
    • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea 
    • Fatigue, fever or abdominal pain 
  • E-cigarette users  should never buy  products like pods and e-liquids  off the street or from informal sources like family or friends.   
  • Do not add any substances to e-cigarette products or modify them in a way that is not intended by the manufacturer. 
  • If you use e-cigarettes because you quit other types of tobacco, do not return to tobacco. Instead, we have ways to help you stay quit. 

If you use e-cigarette products like JUUL and want to quit but don’t know how to, we’ve got you covered. Check out these resources specifically to help you quit e-cigarettes. Still not convinced about all this? Find out more about other negative effects of e-cigarettes. It might just be the push you need to cut ties with e-cigarettes after all.