Vaping complicates flu season

New guidelines for doctors and other healthcare providers concerning flu and EVALI. This new guidance is necessary because symptoms of vape-related lung injury and flu can be very similar.

EVALI can cause symptoms that resemble those of pneumonia or the flu, the CDC warns, including the following:


Chest pain

Shortness of breath

Abdominal pain






Weight loss

Healthcare providers are being urged to ask patients with symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal illness or other symptoms like fever, chills or weight loss about their use of e-cigarettes or vaping products.

The CDC recommends that doctors take a patient history, including asking about their use of e-cigarettes and vaping products.

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