New information from CDC on EVALI (E-cigarette & Vaping Associated Lung Injury):
- 82% of cases involve vaping THC from marijuana
- 52% of cases involve someone under the age of 24
- 1 in 6 patients bought THC vapes from legal sources, including medical and retail marijuana dispensaries.
It’s important to note that 4 out of 5 DHS & HPHS students who vape also reported using marijuana, and that vaping is the No. 1 way our students choose to use marijuana (2018 Illinois Youth Survey). Click here for more local data and what you can do. Also see CTAD’s Marijuana & Teens Guide for Parents & Guardians on why teens use and where they get it.