The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating 380 possible cases of severe lung injury believed to be caused by e-cigarette use in 33 states and one US territory, with six deaths also involving cannabis vapes.
Symptoms of severe lung injury associated with vaping may include coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, fever and abdominal pain. These symptoms may develop within days or weeks after use.
The CDC recommends that persons consider refraining from using e-cigarette or vaping products until the investigation is complete.
The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority is therefore urging ALL persons in the Cayman Islands to adhere to the recommendation of the CDC.