Vaping Epidemic in Kansas

KDHE Update 1/14/2020:

As of January 14, Kansas has had two confirmed deaths related to vaping. Kansas currently has 27 probable/confirmed vaping related cases, including the two deaths. Of the cases, 74% are male and the collective ages range from 15-67 years old. 23 of the 27 were hospitalized. Regarding the types of vaping products used, there was a combination or those reporting using only nicotine, only THC, only CBD and a combination of THC and nicotine. Due to the small numbers of those affected, KDHE is not releasing locations of those affected or information about specific cases.

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Kansas Vaping Statistics

In Kansas, the last statistics available show that 34.8% of Kansas high school students have ever tried e-cigarettes and 10.6% of Kansas high school students use e-cigarettes. (2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey).

In 2017, 4.6% of Kansas adults reported that they use e-cigarettes. (2017 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

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