Vaping illnesses top 100 in Florida

According to the Florida Department of Health, the number of cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) has reached 103 through December 7 this year. Two fatalities have been reported.

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This includes vaping using an electronic device (e.g., electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS), electronic cigarette, e-cigarette, vaporizer, vape(s), vape pen, dab pen, or other) to inhale substances (e.g., nicotine, marijuana, THC, THC concentrates, CBD, synthetic cannabinoids, flavorings, or other substances), with or without smoking of any plant, chemical, or substance.

Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting 2,409 cases of hospitalized EVALI were reported by allĀ 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), as of December 10.

52 deaths have been confirmed in 26 states and the District of Columbia.

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