Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

window clingE-cigarette liquids are only beginning to be evaluated by the FDA, and there are wide variations in the chemicals contained in them. The concentration of chemicals inhaled also varies depending on the type of e-cigarette device used. Studies so far have shown that e-liquids contain carcinogens and lung irritants, such as an ingredient used in anti-freeze, formaldehyde, and a flavor chemical that causes popcorn lung.1

Secondhand e-cigarette emissions similarly vary by the type of e-cigarette device and liquid used, but studies have found formaldehyde, benzene, and nitrosamines (all carcinogens) in the secondhand vapors.1

CUPHD recommends e-cigarette-free policies, and assists organizations in going e-cigarette-free. Contact us at tshaw@c-uphd.org for more information or assistance. Also, a sample e-cigarette free policy can be found here.

Champaign County E-Cigarette-Free Organizations

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CUPHD thanks organizations that protect health by prohibiting e-cigarettes.

Click here for an updated list of e-cigarette-free organizations in Champaign County.

E-cigarette-free Window Clings

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Current Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Use

Several Illinois residents have been hospitalized with severe breathing problems and reported recent vaping. A particular product or vaping device has not been determined as the source of these recent hospitalizations. It is advised for all people who vape to quit using the device and products and to talk to a healthcare provider if they are experiencing breathing issues. Please read the CDC's recommendations to the public.

If you are a current e-cigarette user, please take a few minutes to complete this anonymous survey. The Illinois Department of Public Health is looking to understand if vaping habits are different between people who have become ill after vaping, and those who have not.

Please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health's website to stay up to date with the lung injury cases. IDPH will update their site every Thursday to reflect current numbers.

More Information on E-Cigarettes

Adolescents who use e-cigarettes are much more likely to try tobacco, CDC says
CDC Fact Sheet, Youth and Tobacco Use

Sources:
1. E-cigarettes and Lung Health, American Heart Association