CDC Recommendations for the Public

While this investigation is ongoing, public health officials ask you to consider not vaping. If you do use vapor products and you experience symptoms like those reported in this outbreak, seek medical care promptly. CDC and the FDA will continue to alert the public throughout this investigation.

At present, CDC recommends that people:

  • Should not use e-cigarette, or vapor products, that contain THC.
  • Should not buy any type of e-cigarette, or vapor products, particularly those containing THC, off the street.
  • Should not modify or add any substances to e-cigarette, or vapor products that are not intended by the manufacturer, including products purchased through retail establishments.
  • Exclusive use of nicotine containing products has been reported by some patients with lung injury cases, and many patients with lung injury report combined use of THC- and nicotine-containing products. Therefore, the possibility that nicotine-containing products play a role in this outbreak cannot be excluded.
  • At present, CDC continues to recommend that people consider refraining from using e-cigarette, or vapor products that contain nicotine.
  • If you are an adult using e-cigarettes, or vapor products to quit cigarette smoking, do not return to smoking cigarettes. Use evidence-based treatments, including healthcare provider counseling and FDA approved medications.
  • If you have recently used an e-cigarette, or vapor product, see a healthcare provider immediately if you develop symptoms like those reported in this outbreak.
     

If you use e-cigarette, or vapor products, you should:

  • Not buy any type of e-cigarette, or vapor products, particularly those containing THC, off the street and not modify or add any substances to e-cigarette, or vapor products that are not intended by the manufacturer, including products purchased through retail establishments.
  • See a healthcare provider right away if you have symptoms like those reported in this outbreak.
     

Quitting
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 vapor products, contact your doctor or access online resources to quit tobacco and/or marijuana.

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