Medical Researchers Have Linked Vitamin E Acetate to Vaping Illness


a new study shows that vaping illness

might be caused by a chemical additive

found in THC cartridges medical

researchers from Ireland linked vitamin

E acetate to vaping illness according to

new research published in PNAS the

substance is commonly found in illegal

THC based vaping cartridges the Royal

College of Surgeons and Ireland's

research team says in a news release

that heating the normally harmless

substance through vaping produces Katie

a highly toxic gas the US Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention's sounded

the alarm on vaping illness after

detecting a rash of lung injury cases

that appear to be related to e-cigarette

use that began in August 2009 teen the

researchers say key team can cause

severe lung damage up to 24 hours after

exposure citing doctors at the Mayo

Clinic The New York Times reports the

lung injuries of vaping illness patients

resembled those of industrial accident

related chemical burns according to a

report in the New England Journal of

Medicine vitamin E acetate was in the

lung liquid samples taken from 48 out of

51 cases of vaping illness or close to

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