E-Cigarette or Vaping Product Use-

Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) in Kansas

Kansas Investigation

Confirmed or probable hospitalized cases: 24e-cig types
Confirmed deaths: 2
Cases under review: 0

Age Information
       Median Age: 27 years (range: 15 – 67 years)
               Less than 24 years old: 11/28 = 39%
               25 to 44 years old: 12/28 = 43%
               More than 45 years old: 5/28 = 18%

        Majority male: 21/28 = 75%

Last Updated: Monday, 27-Apr-2020, 12:07pm

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Kansas Vaping Statistics

In 2019, 48.6% of Kansas high school students have ever tried e-cigarettes and 22.0% of Kansas high school students currently use e-cigarettes (2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey).

In 2018, 5.5% of Kansas adults aged 18 years and older reported that they currently use e-cigarettes (2018 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System).

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