Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with Use of E-cigarette or Vaping Products

2019 | September 16, 2019 – January 17, 2020

CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to enhance the inter-agency investigation into cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use or vaping.

CDC’s activation of the EOC enabled the agency to provide increased operational support for the response to meet the outbreak’s evolving challenges.

The agency’s subject matter experts led the CDC response with enhanced support from additional CDC and EOC staff.


CDC also worked closely with states to collect information about e-cigarette product use, or vaping, among patients, and with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to test the substances or chemicals within e-cigarette products used by case patients.