Vitamin E Likely Culprit in Vaping Cases

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Vitamin E Likely Culprit in Vaping Cases

Post by Jeroen » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:22 am

Vitamin E acetate has long been thought to play a role in the outbreak. WebMD and other news outlets reported in September that doctors and others were finding vitamin E traces in the cartridges that patients had vaped. New York health officials launched an investigation in early September. Now, federal officials have tested actual samples taken from the lungs of patients.

Who Gets EVALI?
People who develop EVALI are twice as likely to report exclusive use of THC-containing products, compared to those who vape but do not develop the lung injury, according to research released by the Illinois Department of Health and CDC researchers at the briefing.

EVALI patients were three times as likely to vape often (more than five times a day) and more than nine times as likely to get the product from a dealer, off the street, or from a friend. Patients were 8½ times more likely to use Dank Vapes, a class of largely counterfeit-containing products, than people who stayed healthy.

CDC: Vitamin E Likely Culprit in Vaping Cases



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Post by Jeroen » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:43 am

THC vs. nicotine vaping

The CDC delivered a breakthrough in its investigation into a mysterious vaping illness which, so far, has caused more than 2,000 cases of lung injury in the U.S. alone. According to CDC officials, Vitamin E acetate, used as an additive in black market THC products, was discovered to be the main culprit behind the reported lung injuries.

Conley said there’s a big difference between THC and nicotine vaping products.

“The Royal College of Physicians, Public Health England, Cancer Research UK, numerous other public-health organizations have estimated nicotine vaping, not THC-filled cartridges sold by drug dealers, to be at least 95% less hazardous than smoking,” said Conley, who quit smoking only after using a watermelon-flavored vaping product. “The FDA has stated that smokers who switch to vaping benefit their health, as has the American Cancer Society.” Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/we-vape- ... 18446.html

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