In July 2019, media reports began to appear about people, especially young people, being hospitalized with serious lung disease caused by vaping. In late August, the first death was reported related to lung disease from vaping. Now, several people nationwide have died from this lung disease. While the cause of this illness is under investigation by National Jewish Health and many other research organizations, it is not yet fully understood. The CDC recommends:
Young people (under age 18) who want to stop vaping, can enroll in the My Life, My Quit program online or by calling 1.855.891.9989. Adults (age 18 or older) can call 1-800-QUITNOW (1.800.784.8669) for more information and tips about how to quit.
Did you know nicotine is a dangerous poison? Or that people have been seriously injured or killed by exploding vape parts? If you decide to vape, follow these tips: