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Georiga Department of Public Health Issues Health Advisory on Vaping

Georgia Department of Public Health


The second vaping-related death has plagued Georgia, prompting the state's Department of Public Heath to issue a public health advisory on the risks of vaping and using e-cigarettes.

“The safety of Georgians is my top priority," said Governor Brian Kemp. "We are asking convenience stores, vape shops, and leaders in communities throughout Georgia to join us in raising awareness.”

The first death in Georgia was Sept. 25, which was one of 18 deaths in 15 states as of Oct. 1 according to the Centers for Disease for Control.

“The increasing numbers of vaping-associated lung injury and death are clear indications of the need for people to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations and not vape,” said DPH Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey. 

The CDC recommends those who use e-cigarettes to not return to smoking regular cigarettes, pregnant women and children to avoid vaping or using e-cigarettes and vape users experiencing problems to see a healthcare provider.

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