The cause of vaping lung disease was identified back in August but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) apparently needed an additional four months confirm this fact. The CDC has now identified vitamin E acetate as the culprit. Just as importantly, the CDC did not find vitamin E in any of the 197 nicotine vaping products that they tested.
The CDC also noted that lung injuries associated with the use of vitamin E in black market THC cartridges are on the decline.
In 51 samples of bronchoalveolar-lavage (BAL) fluids from patients suffering from vaping related lung disease, 48 tested positive for vitamin E acetate. Another 47 of the patients tested positive for THC.
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