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August 11, 2020:  According to a new study, among young people tested for COVID-19, those who vaped were five to seven times more likely to be infected than those who did not use e-cigarettes.  “Teens and young adults need to know that if you use e-cigarettes, you are likely at immediate risk of COVID-19 because you are damaging your lungs,” said the study’s senior author, Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, professor of pediatrics.

Vaping linked to COVID-19 risk in teens and young adults

According to the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey, nearly one in five high school students (19.6%) use e-cigarettes, with nearly forty percent of them (38.9%) doing so on 20 or more of the past 30 days.  Santa Rosa City Schools, through a Tobacco Grant from the California Department of Justice, is working to educate and prevent tobacco use among our students.  This website serves as a community resource.  If you would like additional information not provided here, please contact Cindy Beurtheret, Tobacco Intervention and Prevention, at

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E-Cigarette or Vaping Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)

  • Lung Injuries - Most Recent Statistics & Information from the CDC  (Brote de lesión pulmonar Español)
    As of Feb. 18, 2020, 2807 patients hospitalized and 68 deaths reported.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, data has not been updated since this date.

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