More clues point to chemical compound in vaping illnesses

More clues point to chemical compound in vaping illnesses

More clues point to chemical compound in vaping illnesses

Patients diagnosed with the vaping-related illness have been found in 49 states (all of them except Alaska), as well as in Washington D.C. and 2 U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands).

Earlier this month, health officials called vitamin E acetate a "very strong culprit of concern" in the vaping outbreak, after they found it in lung samples taken from patients with vaping-related lung illnesses, also known as EVALI, Live Science previously reported. "We are urging people to refrain from vaping until the specific cause of the vaping-related severe lung injuries being reported nationwide has been identified".

As of August, there have been 56 confirmed and probable vaping-relating lung injury cases reported in MI.

There have been 47 deaths in 25 states, not including the second MI death.

Onerecent reportfound that among EVALI patients in Utah, 17 out of 19 (89%) of THC-containing products had vitamin E acetate, whereas 0 out of 20 (0%) of nicotine-containing products had it.

Vape cartridges that were used by New Yorkers who got sick.

Some of the devices contain tobacco-based liquids - others use marijuana.

Individuals should not buy any type of e-cigarette or vaping products, particularly those containing THC, off the street.

Vitamin E acetate is an oil derived from vitamin E that black-market manufacturers sometimes add to vaping products containing THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) as a way to "cut" or dilute the THC.

The lung illness can be caused by vaping both THC and nicotine, just THC or just nicotine.

E-cigarette and/or vaping products should never be used by youths, young adults or women who are pregnant.

Wheaton says people should turn to smoking cessation programs to stop vaping - rather than starting or restarting smoking regular cigarettes in order to stop vaping.

Additionally, sales of marijuana vaping products were put to a temporary halt last week after regulators cited the the need for testing of additives. No vaping or e-cigarette products now on the market are considered tobacco cessation products.

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