The Department of Health recently reported the first vaping death in our state. We support the efforts of our partners at the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living to spread the facts about this dangerous health hazard. Below is a website with a video and report from their anti-vaping efforts. Please review and share these materials.
The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living released a shared report on e-cigarette use among Louisiana’s youth. The 2019 Louisiana Youth Tobacco Survey shows an alarming rise in e-cigarette use among middle and high school students. In 2019, approximately 32 percent of high school students and 15 percent of middle school students used vape products more than once. These numbers have doubled since 2017 and tripled since 2015. The Louisiana data follows the national trend of increased vape use among youth and young adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has labeled youth vape use an epidemic and is currently investigating more than 1,600 cases of lung injury and 34 deaths connected to vape use. Read the report.