Public health warning: Stop using vaping products

No vaping products should be considered safe. Using an e-cigarette is sometimes called “vaping.” E-cigarettes may contain nicotine, volatile organic compounds, ultrafine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs, heavy metals, cancer-causing chemicals, and flavoring such as diacetyl, a chemical linked to serious lung disease. E-cigarettes can be used to deliver marijuana and other drugs. Youth marijuana vaping in Oregon rose 295% between 2017 and 2019. More recent reports point to an increase in daily use among youth.

The Oregon Health Authority urges everyone to stop using all vaping products. State and federal officials are investigating
the cause of serious lung injuries and deaths linked to the use of marijuana and nicotine vaping products. Symptoms of severe respiratory illness related to vaping may include cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain. If you’ve recently vaped and are having difficulty breathing, please seek medical attention immediately.

The Oregon Quit Line provides free help 24/7:

  • Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or visit
  • Español: 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335356-92) or
  • Text DITCHJUUL to 88709
  • For help quitting cannabis, call Oregon’s Drug and Alcohol Helpline at 1-800-923-4357 or text RecoveryNow to 839863.

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