National, state and local public health agencies are investigating a multi-state outbreak of e-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury (EVALI). CDC identified vitamin E acetate as a chemical of concern. But we don’t yet know enough to rule out other causes. EVALI is a diagnosis of exclusion because no specific test or marker currently exists.
See CDC’s updated interim guidance for evaluating and caring for patients with suspected EVALI.
Report suspected cases within 3 business days.
Call reporting line or use the E-cigarette or Vaping Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) Evaluation Worksheet.
Resources for providers
- Evaluating and caring for patients with suspected EVALI updated interim guidance—CDC.
- Vaping associated lung injury page—Washington State Department of Health.
- EVALI provider page—CDC.