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theguardian - 7 days ago

CDC reports breakthrough over vaping lung illnesses as cases top 2,000

US health body links vitamin E acetate with e-cigarette illnessSubstance has been used as thickener in vaping fluidUS health officials are reporting a breakthrough in their investigation into the cause of a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses that topped 2,000 cases this week.The discovery of vitamin E acetate in lung samples offers the first direct evidence of a link between the substance and vaping-related lung injuries. The substance has also been identified in tests by US and state officials of product samples collected from patients with the vaping injury. Continue reading...


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