Public Health Warning and Information on Vaping
Public Health Warning: Stop using vaping products
Oregon Health Authority has release the following statement about vaping:
Public health officials have now linked a second Oregon death to the use of vaping products . The Oregon Health Authority urges Oregonians to stop using all vaping products until federal and state officials have determined the cause of serious lung injuries and deaths linked to the use of both cannabis and nicotine vaping products.
- No vaping products should be considered safe.
- Until health experts can identify why people who have used these products have become seriously ill, and in some cases died, no vaping product should be used.
State health officials will continue to work closely with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration to determine the cause of deaths and illnesses in Oregon and across the nation.
On Friday, October 4th, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued a temporary ban on flavored vaping products. Read the full statement here
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Information for Clinicians
The OHA Public Health Division and local public health departments are urging clinicians to be on alert for signs of severe respiratory illness among individuals who report vaping or e-cigarette use.
Clinicians should immediately report any cases of hospitalized patients with radiologic finding of pulmonary infiltrates and history of vaping any substance in the preceding 90 days by calling 971-673-1111.