Although more testing is needed, vitamin E acetate appears to be much more common in products that contain THC.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new report that shows more evidence linking vitamin E oil added to illegal THC cartridges to a vaping-related lung illness that has sickened more than 2,200 people. "To help with this investigation, we are reminding health care providers to report patients that may have this condition to their local health department".
"We are deeply saddened to announce a second death associated with this outbreak", said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan's chief medical executive and chief deputy for health.
As of Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there have been 47 vaping-related deaths in 25 states, although that count does not include the second MI death.More news: TikTok tries to explain takedown of viral video about Uighurs in China
MI is urging people not to vape until a specific cause of the lung illnesses occurring nationwide is identified.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal agency tasked with monitoring the spread of illnesses, has reported that there had been 47 deaths nationwide prior to the recent one in MI.
A second person in MI has died from lung injuries due to vaping.
Onerecent reportfound that among EVALI patients in Utah, 17 out of 19 (89%) of THC-containing products had vitamin E acetate, whereas 0 out of 20 (0%) of nicotine-containing products had it.More news: Dana White, MMA community mourn Walt Harris' stepdaughter Aniah Blanchard
Federal health officials have identified vitamin E acetate as a culprit in some of the lung injuries.
Officials say the chemical compound has been used as a thickener in illicit vaping products that contain THC, the high-inducing part of marijuana.
Vaping means inhaling an aerosol using a device like an e-cigarette. The American Medical Association has called for aban on all vaping and e-cigarette productsthat are not deemed tobacco cessation products.
Adults who are vaping because they have quit cigarette smoking should not return to smoking. Many obtained their product that contained THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, throughinformal sourcessuch as friends or in-person or online dealers. No vaping or e-cigarette products now on the market are considered tobacco cessation products.More news: Lampard hopeful after Tammy Abraham suffers injury against Valencia