First case of vaping-related lung illness confirmed in King County

As of September 20, 2019 – Public Health has identified a second case of vape-related illness. More information available here. Public Health – Seattle & King County has identified a confirmed case of severe lung disease associated with E-cigarette use in a King County teenager. The patient was hospitalized in August for fever, cough and […]

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Public Health warns King County residents about severe lung disease associated with e-cigarette and use of THC products

Updated as of September 11, 2019: We have updated this information on September 11, 2019 here. Public Health has confirmed one case of vaping-related severe lung disease. The blog post below was published on August 30, 2019. Health Alert from Dr. Jeff Duchin – Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County As […]

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Flavored tobacco: candy-coated addiction

Gummy bear, cotton candy, berry blend, root beer float, banana split. Are these your favorite treats or are they flavors of tobacco products? Hard to tell, right? Kids get confused too. When it comes to tobacco products, particularly e-cigarettes, flavor attracts kids and puts them at risk of a lifetime of nicotine dependence. Flavors are […]

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24 reasons to show your lungs some love this Great American Smokeout

Every year, on the 3rd Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society challenges smokers to quit during the Great American Smokeout (this Thursday 11/15) for at least 24 hours, to start their journey to a smoke-free life. We know it is difficult to quit smoking. Nicotine dependence is powerful, and it can take several attempts […]

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Breathe easy: How colleges and universities are tackling tobacco use and secondhand smoke

Do you know what the leading cause of preventable disease, disability and death is, in the United States? Each year in the United States, cigarette smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths, including approximately 41,000 deaths from secondhand smoke exposure among nonsmoking adults. And, that isn’t even counting the 16 million Americans living with a disease […]

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