The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and state and local health departments are investigating a multistate outbreak of severe e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI).
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Updated as of February 3, 2020
Confirmed cases meet all of the following criteria:
- Using an e-cigarette or dabbing within 90 days prior to symptom onset
- Pulmonary infiltrate on plain film chest radiograph or ground-glass opacities on chest CT
- Absence of pulmonary infection on initial work-up
- No evidence in the patient’s medical records of alternative plausible diagnoses
- Coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Fatigue, fever, abdominal pain
- Refrain from e-cigarette use while the investigation is ongoing.
- Regardless of the investigation, youth, young adults, pregnant women, and adults who do not currently use tobacco products should never use e-cigarette products.
- If you have recently used an e-cigarette product and experienced similar symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
Education and Outreach
Learn more about e-cigarette product use and how to talk to your children.
- Live Tobacco-Free Austin E-Cigarettes Fact Sheet
- Live Tobacco-Free Austin Teen Fact Sheet
- U.S. Surgeon General E-Cigarettes and Young People
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Talk to Youth About the Risks
To request a presentation for school staff, school administrators, or parents, please contact Live Tobacco-Free Austin.
For additional resources geared toward youth visit CATCH My Breath, a best practices youth e-cigarette and JUUL prevention program develop by UT Health, or ASPIRE, an evidence-based program developed by MD Anderson.