There’s breaking news about the series of long injuries and deaths linked to vaping more than 2000 people have been treated 40 patients have died.
Vitamin E Acetate oil found in bootleg THC vape products is behind at least some of the 2,000+ severe vaping related lung injuries.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes a ‘breakthrough’ in the investigation.
‘For the first time, we have recognised a potential toxin of concern vitamin E acetate.’
Dr Anne Schuchat, CDC’s principal deputy director, said.
Investigators examined samples of fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients with vaping illness in 10 different states in the US and found vitamin E acetate in all 29.
No extra oils, such as mineral oil were found at high levels.
Vitamin E is found in many common products, from food to supplements to skincare lotions etc.
There is no evidence it makes harm when swallowed either applied to the skin.
When inhaled, however, it appears to cause problems.
One official reported inhaled vitamin E acetate as a coating of honey that attaches around in the lungs.
However, investigators say they cannot yet rule out other possible toxins or ingredients that may be causing the illnesses.
There may many causes and the CDC says it will remain to test vaping aerosols.