Thought Leadership Perspectives – E-cigarette or Vaping Product Use–Associated Lung Injury in Adolescents
In August 2019, an outbreak of 215 possible cases of severe pulmonary disease associated with the use of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products was reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) by 25 state health departments in the United States. The CDC published updated interim guidance in October 2019, November 2019, and December 2019 in response to the growing number of cases. As of December 10, 2019, the number of hospitalized e-cigarette or vaping product use–associated lung injury (EVALI) cases reached 2409, including 52 deaths.
John Chang, MD, PhD, MPH
John Chang, MD, PhD, MPH, is the senior vice president, head clinical team at Zynx Health, where he enjoys helping clients measurably improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of the healthcare they deliver. In between thinking about medicine, health policy, and clinical informatics, he enjoys swimming and skiing, but cannot keep up with his two young children. The best he can do at skiing is a blue run, while his oldest can already ski down a black diamond.
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