Outbreak – Vaping/E-Cigarette Related Lung Injuries
Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Products
As of Dec. 18, 2019, six cases of electronic, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) have been reported in Clark County, Nevada.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified vitamin E acetate as a chemical of concern among people with EVALI.
The Health District and the CDC recommend these products never be used by youth, young adults, pregnant women, and people who do not currently use tobacco products. People who currently use tobacco products who wish to quit smoking should use FDA-approved therapies. People should not buy any type of e-cigarette or vaping products, particularly those containing THC from informal sources such as friends, or family, or in-person or online dealers. Devices and substances should not be modified or used in ways that are not intended by the manufacturer, including products purchased through retail establishments.
Nevada residents, ages 13 and older who are seeking help quitting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, can contact the Nevada Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-Quit-Now or 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569) from a Nevada area code.
Anyone who used e-cigarettes or vaping products in the last 90 days and developed a severe respiratory illness that is not associated with other viral infections such as influenza or bacterial infections, is encouraged to contact their health care provider to report the illness to the Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance, (702) 759-1300.
|Age Group||Number of Cases|
|18 – 24||3|
|25 – 49||2|
|50 – 64||0|
|Reported Nicotine Use||Reported THC Use|
Note: Some patients reported using both substances.
|National number of hospitalized EVALI cases reported to CDC||National number of EVALI confirmed deaths reported to CDC|
Vaping/E-Cigarette Related News Releases
Updated on: January 10, 2020