Vaping: CDC and State Recommendations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – along with the state of Kentucky – is recommending to stop all vaping. This includes nicotine, THC cartridges, and any other substance, as health officials have not yet determined the chemical, product, device, or potential combination of factors that are causing cases of severe pulmonary disease.


Patients are experiencing respiratory symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. In most cases, these symptoms worsen over a period of days or weeks before admission to the hospital. Some patients have also reported fever, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, chest pain, and loss of appetite.


If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, physicians suggest you see your health care provider and bring your vaping device with any substance you may have been consuming, so further testing can be done.