By Angela Underwood
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials announced Friday that Vitamin E acetate could be one of the major causes of e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury (EVALI).
In a press briefing, the CDC reported that recent laboratory tests on 29 patients with EVALI showed Vitamin E acetate in all of the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples taken from the patients who used THC vape cartridges.
“Vitamin E acetate is used as an additive in the production of e-cigarette, or vaping, products. This is the first time that we have detected a potential chemical of concern in biologic samples from patients with these lung injuries,” reports the CDC.
The recent state-by-state vape ban has many cannabis experts warning consumers to refrain from using any e-cigarette, or THC infused cannabis cartridge.
So does the CDC.
“The CDC continues to recommend that people should not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC, particularly from informal sources like friends, or family, or in-person or online dealers. We will continue to provide updates as more data become available,” reports the agency.
Stay tuned to The New York Daily Weed Report for updates as this story develops as the CDC links Vaping Illnesses to e-cigarette usage.