CDPH Issues Health Advisory Urging Californians to Refrain from Vaping

On Tuesday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a statewide health advisory urging Californians to refrain from vaping, regardless of the substance or source. The health advisory follows the executive order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, setting forth a series of actions related to health risks associated with vaping and increasing youth utilization.

CDPH, in coordination with other states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), local health departments, and healthcare providers continue to investigate the matter. As of September 24, 2019, CDPH has received reports that 90 Californians with a history of vaping have been hospitalized for severe breathing problems and lung damage and two people have died.

CDPH’s full health advisory and related information are available here.