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Oregon Vaping Illness Investigation

Oregon Health Authority is participating in the investigation of a nationwide outbreak of respiratory illnesses associated with use of vaping devices, and is working with local public health and health care partners to track any illnesses in Oregon.

Public health warning: Stop using vaping products

The Oregon Health Authority is urging 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.
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Oregon Cases

Updated November 12, 2019

In Oregon, 17 cases have been reported, 2 of which resulted in death.

  • Of the 17 cases of lung injuries associated with vaping in Oregon, OHA can confirm that there are cases involving individuals under the age of 18.
  • Oregon cases include a mix of cannabis-only vaping, nicotine-only vaping and a combination of both.

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OHA External Relations

phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

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