In light of the growing number of cases and the ongoing investigation to determine the cause, the Oregon Health Authority is warning all Oregonians not to use vaping products or e-cigarettes.
The Oregon Health Authority reported a second death in Oregon; this patient was previously included in the most recent case total for Oregon, which remains at five cases.
Nationwide, the CDC reported as of Sept. 27 more than 800 cases, primarily among youth and young adults, and 12 deaths. Oregon’s latest death would bring that count to 13.
If you need help, please connect with one of the following resources.
- Those who want to break their nicotine addiction or need help to stop vaping can visit https://smokefreeoregon.com, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW, or see a health care provider about FDA-approved nicotine replacement and cessation options, such as skin patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers, and medicines.
For additional information, please see:
- Governor Kate Brown’s September 26, 2019 press release
- Oregon Health Authority video on the risks of e-cigarettes
Educational resources from the American Lung Association:
- The Impact of E-Cigarettes on the Lung
- E-Cigarettes, “Vapes” and JUULs: What Teens Should Know
- E-Cigarettes, “Vapes” and JUULs: What Schools Should Know
- E-Cigarettes, “Vapes” and JUULs: What Parents Should Know
- General E-Cigarette Resources
Information compiled by Marion Ceraso