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Image of vaping products and e-cigarettes
… Ecigarette and vaping = EVALI …


CDC defines e-cigarette and vaping respiratory illness as death toll climbs and national healthcare crisis unfolds

John Baresky

CDC, FDA and the American Medical Community Are Taking Action: The “EVALI” Crisis

As the issues surrounding the use and healthcare consequences of e-cigarettes and vaping continue, medical professionals and the Centers for Disease Control are dialing in quickly while engaging multiple related concerns at once.

Status of EVALI in the United States:

Flu Season and Measles Outbreaks:

Payers are concerned about EVALI:

Moving forward, EVALI is a significant challenge for patients, healthcare providers and payers

In an era of wellness, rising healthcare costs and tobacco avoidance, it is time for the CDC, FDA, DEA, FTC, NIH and legislators to seize the moment and assertively move forward with action to support consumers, the medical community and professional health association stakeholders to resolve the EVALI crisis.

The medical community in the United States and healthcare associations like the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society and American Heart Association have been unrelenting towards the tobacco industry for decades with successful results. They likewise will bring equal or greater force against the e-cigarette and vaping product industry.

The significant illnesses and fatalities associated with “safer” alternatives to cigarettes and other tobacco or nicotine products as well as the introduction of novelty flavored vaporized products have been a deceiving, deadly and costly disappointment.

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