Officials target Vitamin E as cause for vaping illnesses
The security of safeness of vaping has taken another hit.
Federal and state health officials have targeted Vitamin E as the cause of vaping-related illnesses that have affected people across the country.
Public health officials said a person who recently died of a severe respiratory illness had used an e-cigarette containing marijuana oil from a legal dispensary: https://t.co/arwj38zggC
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As of last week, 215 possible cases of severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes had been reported by 25 states, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been two deaths, one in Illinois and one in Oregon.
"At this point, we’d say we don’t really know what is safe." https://t.co/KDdmQybjfT
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The chemical is an oil derived from vitamin E. Investigators at the Food and Drug Administration found the oil in cannabis products in samples collected from patients who fell ill across the country.
Vitamin E acetate was not found in the nicotine products tested.
OPINION: Vaping is having alarming health consequences.
Two Cleveland Clinic doctors explain why our children are so vulnerable and what we can do about it.https://t.co/dJFuKZS3gM
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