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​Vaping-Related Lung Disease in Mecklenburg County

9/27/2019

Youth vapingMecklenburg County Public Health is participating in the multistate investigation of a severe lung illness associated with e-cigarette use, also known as vaping.

While this investigation is ongoing, consider not using e-cigarette products. If you do use e-cigarette products and you experience symptoms like those reported in this outbreak, seek medical care promptly.

Case numbers as of Friday, Sept. 27:

National Level – 805 cases in 46 states, 12 deaths

State Level – 40 cases

County Level – 2 cases

Regardless of the ongoing investigation, Mecklenburg County Public Health and state and federal public health partners are reminding residents of the following recommendations:

 

Adult smokers who are attempting to quit should use evidence-based treatments, including counseling and FDA-approved medications. If you need help quitting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, contact your doctor or call the North Carolina Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or consult the website at: https://www.quitlinenc.com/.