Public Health

Public health notice

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, 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:

Educational resources from the American Lung Association:

For continuous updates, please visit this site.

Information compiled by Marion Ceraso