The Department of Public Health (DPH) reports that all 18 patients who have been hospitalized with vaping-related lung injuries have now been discharged from the hospital.
According to the DPH, 9 patients were from Fairfield county, 5 from New Haven county, and 1 each from Hartford, New London, Tolland and Windham counties. Most were between 18 and 34 years old.
The DPH is advising residents to avoid all vaping products, especially off-the-street products.
“We are working with the CDC and other states to find out what is causing these lung injuries. I am urging Connecticut residents to consider not using e-cigarette or vaping products, at least until we know more about what is making people sick,” said DPH Commissioner Renée D. Coleman-Mitchell.
For more information on the DPH’s vaping investigation with the Center of Disease Control, click here.