Vaping Associated Illnesses

Many Local Health Departments and community based organizations are receiving calls from the public about the recent vaping associated Illnesses reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To assist you, here is a list of resources that may be helpful:

In response to the outbreak and numerous probable and confirmed cases of severe lung disease associated with vaping, on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicated they would develop a plan over the next several weeks to address tobacco flavors. While this news from the FDA is encouraging, it is unknown how long it will take the FDA to formulate its plan, what it will do, or how long it will take to implement. Local communities in California should continue moving forward with proven local policies and not continue to wait for unspecified action by the FDA to address the flavored tobacco epidemic and help prevent youth from starting to use these dangerous products.