Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Gets A Name

CDC last week released new guidance for clinicians to use to evaluate and treat patients with a lung illness officials believe is linked to e-cigarette use and vaping—and gave the illness a new name. CDC dubbed the illness EVALI, which stands for “e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury,” and stressed that clinicians should closely follow up with patients experiencing symptoms of the illness, as symptoms in some cases can progress rapidly or overlap with symptoms of influenza and other viral respiratory illnesses. (Source: STAT News, 10/11)