Vitamin E Acetate Found In Illegal THC-Based Vaping 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 k teen

a highly toxic gas 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 94 percent