Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products


Key Facts about use of E-Cigarette, Vaping Products


Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that people should not:

  • Use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).
  • Buy any type of e-cigarette, or vaping products, particularly those containing THC, off the street.
  • Modify or add any substances to e-cigarette, or vaping, products that are not intended by the manufacturer, including products purchased through retail establishments.

Irrespective of the Ongoing Investigation:

  • E-cigarette, or vaping, products should never be used by youths, young adults, or women who are pregnant.
  • Adults who do not currently use tobacco products should not start using e-cigarette, or vaping, products.
  • If you are an adult who uses e-cigarettes because you have quit cigarette smoking, do not return to smoking cigarettes; use evidence-based treatments, including healthcare provider counseling and FDA approved medications.

Safety Reporting Portal

CDC and the FDA encourage the public to submit detailed reports of any unexpected health or product issues related to tobacco or e-cigarette products.