November 19, 2020.Reading time 2 minutes.
For 20 years, the Washington State Quitline has helped people quit tobacco products by providing free and confidential counseling to callers. Tobacco remains a leading preventable cause of disease and death in Washington and the United States. With personal call and text support, the Quitline uses tested techniques to help people live tobacco-free.
December 16, 2019.Reading time 6 minutes.
Over the past several years, electronic cigarette use has grown in popularity as an alternative to smoking combustible cigarettes. While this switch does protect individuals from the dangers of combustion, vaping and e-cigarette use has other risks – including nicotine dependency and lung injury.
October 16, 2019.Reading time 4 minutes.
Updated on 1/15/20 A new case of severe lung disease associated with vaping has been confirmed in a man in his 20’s. This case was originally reported to health authorities last December. The individual was hospitalized and is recovering. This brings the total number of cases in King County to seven confirmed and one probable […]
August 30, 2019.Reading time 5 minutes.
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 […]