The agency still says youth, pregnant women and non-tobacco users shouldn’t vape

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has moved away from a broad recommendation that people consider refraining from vaping altogether during the investigation into the outbreak of lung illnesses linked to the practice.

The agency removed from its website guidance that people should stop vaping if they were concerned about the illnesses. The agency first said people should end the use of vaping products in September, but later narrowed that recommendation, warning that people should stop using vaping products containing THC—the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis—but consider refraining from all vaping.

The new recommendation, posted on Thursday, no longer includes the broad reference to stopping vaping, though the agency still says youth, pregnant women and non-tobacco users shouldn’t vape.

“Recommendations were refined to reflect the best available scientific evidence and to best protect public health,” Brian King, the chief science officer for the CDC’s vaping-related outbreak response, said in a statement.

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Brianna Abbott – Wall Street Journal – Jan. 17, 2020

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