EVALI Update

New information from CDC on EVALI (E-cigarette & Vaping Associated Lung Injury):

  • 82% of cases involve vaping THC from marijuana
  • 52% of cases involve someone under the age of 24
  • 1 in 6 patients bought THC vapes from legal sources, including medical and retail marijuana dispensaries.

It’s important to note that 4 out of 5 DHS & HPHS students who vape also reported using marijuana, and that vaping is the No. 1 way our students choose to use marijuana (2018 Illinois Youth Survey). Click here for more local data and what you can do. Also see CTAD’s Marijuana & Teens Guide for Parents & Guardians on why teens use and where they get it.

For more on EVALI, check the latest numbers from the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

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