CDC Says Not To Buy E-Cigarettes Off The Street

August 30, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging the public not to use modified e-cigarette pods or cartridges purchased from the street. 

The organization said Friday that some e-cigarette supplies and refills could be modified and therefore “increase their potential for harm to the user.” 

As e-cigarettes become increasingly popular among teenagers, the outlet said youth, young adults and pregnant women should avoid using the products. 

The recommendations come as 215 people from 25 states have fallen ill after using an e-cigarette product. Three people in Virginia have suffered from “severe lung illness” associated with e-cigarette use.

While the CDC investigates, customers shouldn’t buy e-cigarettes off the street or add substances to the products. 

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