CDC warns against vaping nicotine or THC and other articles (useful for media, elected and community leaders, parents,teachers and students)

CDC has identified vitamin E acetate as a chemical of concern among people with e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI). Recent CDC laboratory testing of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid samples (fluid samples collected from the lungs) from 29 patients with EVALI submitted to CDC from 10 states found vitamin E acetate in all of the samples. Vitamin E acetate is used as an additive, most notably as a thickening agent in THC-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products.

CDC recommends that people should not use THC-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products, particularly from informal sources like friends, or family, or in-person or online dealers. In addition, people should not add any substance to e-cigarette or vaping products that are not intended by the manufacturer, including products purchased through retail establishments.

While this investigation is ongoing, vitamin E acetate should not be added to e-cigarette, or vaping, products. CDC will continue to update guidance, as appropriate, as new data become available from this complex outbreak.

CDC Update on Lung Diseases (December 2019):

Vaping Disease Toll Rises to: 2290 (including marijuana THC and nicotine): 
Zeller Congressional Testimony re Lung Illnesses and Youth E-Cig Use:  
US Vaping Deaths Rise to 47: U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 47, cases of illness to 2,290:
CA Healthline Summary on Vaping and Teen Smoking:  The Associated Press: Vape Debate: Are E-Cigarettes Wiping Out Teen Smoking?

CDC News Releases: Outbreak of Lung Disease Due to Vaping and...Vaping Related Illnesses

Bloomberg News: Over 450 Cases of Patients Harmed by Vaping: Vaping Injuries Left a Trail of Dire Cases Around the US

CNBC Article: FDA Threatens JUUL for Illegal Marketing

Wall Street Journal: People Urged to Stop Vaping Following Injuries and Deaths

News articles: BBC News: JUUL ignored Law:


For more studies about injuries and deaths due to vaping nicotine or marijuana (THC) scroll down...We need to stay informed in order to prevent these tragedies.

An important new British study shows that drinking and smoking contribute to heart disease in teenagers with artery hardening and lifelong health damage:


Did JUUL Lure Youth? New Study  


National News reports on San Francisco's Victory over the well funded ($12 million) tobacco and electronic smoking device industries. Check out this report on CNN:


San Francisco Flavor Ban Analysis from UCSF's Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education:


News articles on e-cigarettes' impact on youth nicotine addiction:


Teen's toxic exposure via e-cigarettes:


Check out how the tobacco and e-cigarette industries are targeting youth with candy flavored techno gimmicks including a flash drive "look alike" filled with as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes: 



FDA lauches nation-wide motivational outreach program to motivate smokers to quitClick here to read the article!

Tobacco companies now pay for anti-smoking ads! 

FDA lauches nation-wide motivational outreach program to motivate smokers to quitClick here to read the article!


Young activist focuses on helping the homeless population live tobacco-free:


 How tobacco companies targeted troops on military bases


4 ways smoking impacts national military readiness:


Preventing Youth Addiction News ...

Marin Scope article: 

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