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South Dakota Information

Clinicians should report suspected cases of vape-associated lung illness to the South Dakota Department of Health at 866-592-1861 or 605-773-3737.

Current Cases: 13* (Age range: 16–44 years; Cases have been identified in Brookings, Codington, Davison, Lincoln, and Minnehaha Counties)
*Case count updated weekly as new cases identified

How many people use e-cigarettes in South Dakota?

  • 2.5% of middle school students currently use† e-cigarettes (from the 2017 Youth Tobacco Survey)
  • 17.3% of high school students currently use† e-cigarettes (from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey)
  • 4% of adults currently use† e-cigarettes (from the 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Survey)

Current use is defined as using an e-cigarette product at least once in the past 30 days

What can you do to reduce your risk?

  • CDC recommends that individuals consider avoiding e-cigarette or vaping products until more is known about the current outbreak. Adult smokers who are attempting to quit are advised to consult with their doctor about which FDA-approved nicotine cessation product is right for them.
  • For recent (past 90 days) users of e-cigarette or vaping products, monitor yourself for symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain) and see your medical provider if you become ill.
  • For individuals using e-cigarettes or vaping products, do not buy products containing THC off the street, or purchase substances that have been modified in any way.
  • Enroll in the SD QuitLine for free coaching and nicotine cessation products.

Information from CDC