Vaping and Lung Illness – Nationwide and in Tennessee


Concern is rising along with the number of lung illnesses associated with vaping. The “U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working tirelessly to investigate the distressing incidents of severe respiratory illness associated with use of vaping products.”

As of September 11, 2019, 380 cases of lung illness and six deaths associated with the use of e-cigarette products have been reported to CDC nationwide, according to the CDC’s website. Additionally, at least 10 Tennesseans have suffered respiratory illness believed to be linked to vaping, including one in West Tennessee.

It is vital for providers to stay informed. Up-to-date information and resources are available here, in addition to case reports from the CDC here.