Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use: An Update

October 1, 2019
Sydney Jennings
Sydney Jennings

Get highlights from a new CDC report with the most recent number of reported cases, patterns of the outbreak, patient characteristics, and more. 

Lung injury associated with e-cigarette use in the US has been on the rise in recent months, with 805 reported cases and 12 deaths to date. It can be difficult, however, for physicians and patients to keep up with the increasing statistics as more people are diagnosed. That is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) newly released its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that summarizes outbreak patterns and characteristics of cases reported to the CDC. Click through the slides below to get highlights from the new report and recommendations on counseling patients who either use e-cigarettes or are suspected of having e-cigarette-related lung injury.