E-Cigarette and Vaping Product Use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)
At a Glance:
Total confirmed or probable: 40 Age Range: 13-69
Regional Breakdown: Midlands - 4, Upstate - 25, Pee Dee - 5, Lowcountry - 6
As of February 4, 2020, the CDC is reporting 2,758* cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 U.S. territories. Sixty-four deaths have been confirmed in 28 states and the District of Columbia.
According to the CDC, emergency department (ED) visits related to e-cigarette or vaping products continue to decline, after sharply increasing in August 2019 and peaking in September. EVALI cases in South Carolina also mirror this trend. As the CDC transitions from emergency response to regular programmatic efforts, we're providing the following table and graphs of cases as a summary of South Carolina’s findings.
Statewide Summary Data