Harris County Public Health Department Urges Residents to Not Use E-Cigarettes
Across the U.S., multiple deaths and over 1,000 possible cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes have been confirmed by the CDC, and are under investigation. In Harris County, multiple individuals have been identified with vaping-related lung illness, as well. Therefore, HCPH recommends community members not use e-cigarette products, until the investigation is concluded.
People who have trouble breathing, cough, chest pain, nausea, fatigue or other symptoms in the days or months after vaping should seek immediate medical attention. Regardless of the ongoing investigation, e-cigarette products are not safe for youth, young adults, pregnant women, or adults who do not currently use tobacco.
The latest on the investigation of lung illness associated with using e-cigarette products, can be found on the CDC's outbreak of lung injury page.
Harris County Public Health Vaping-Related Lung Illness Count
As of 9/27/2019, Harris County Public Health has 3 confirmed or probable individuals with vaping-related lung illness.
This number will be updated every Wednesday by 12noon, if new individuals are identified.