Vaping Epidemic in Kansas

KDHE Update 9/19/2019

As of September 19, 2019, 530 cases of lung illness associated with use of electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, products, have been reported by 38 states, along with seven deaths and additional pulmonary illnesses are under investigation.

From August 20 to September 19, there have been eight probable/confirmed cases reported in Kansas, one of which is a death. It occurred in a Kansan over the age of 50 who had other underlying health issues. For more information, visit the press release.

Statement from Dr. Lee Norman, KDHE Secretary and Kansas State Health Officer

Statement from Dr. Farah Ahmed, State Epidemiologist

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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