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Tobacco/Nicotine Prevention

Health Alert: Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Injury

Published: September 16, 2019

Health Alert 

Since June, 36 cases of vaping-associated pulmonary injury requiring hospitalization have been reported  to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Most patients report vaping the cannabis compounds THC and/or CBD, and some patients also report vaping nicotine products, although the exact cause of illness is not yet known.

Clinicians who identify cases similar to those described in this health alert are asked to report the cases to their local health department. Please see Health Alert: Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Injury