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Health & Fit Vaping illness: THC additives include Vitamin E acetate, metals

01:20  12 october  2019
01:20  12 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Investigators identify vitamin E in vaping products as common thread in lung illnesses

Investigators identify vitamin E in vaping products as common thread in lung illnesses Vitamin E is not known to cause harm when ingested in a pill form as a vitamin supplement, but investigators said there could be dangers associated with inhaling it due to its "oil-like" properties. 

Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal cannabis industry, have taken a hit as public health experts scramble to determine what’s causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who use e -cigarettes. (Sept. 26) AP, AP.

THC is the component in marijuana that makes users high. “The number of samples received continues to At least one vape product containing vitamin E acetate has been linked to each patient who submitted a “ Vitamin E acetate is not an approved additive for New York State Medical Marijuana

Nearly half of the THC-containing vaping samples analyzed in the federal investigation of lung illnesses contain vitamin E acetate, a dangerous diluting agent, government officials said Friday.

Full gram cartridge with cannabis oil and terpenes inside. With weed leaf on white background. An alternative method of smoking medical marijuana.© Getty Full gram cartridge with cannabis oil and terpenes inside. With weed leaf on white background. An alternative method of smoking medical marijuana.

Vitamin E acetate is used by some in the cannabis industry to cheaply thin the THC oil used to ingest the drug through vaping devices. Tetrahydrocannabinol is the chemical responsible for most of the psychological effects of marijuana.

Colorado, which was the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use only, recently banned vitamin E acetate.

Black market cannabis products linked to US vaping illnesses

Black market cannabis products linked to US vaping illnesses Health officials said Friday that black market cannabis products could be the cause of a mysterious outbreak of severe lung disease among vapers that has sickened more than 200 people and killed two. 

Vaping lung illness : What we know about the recent spate of cases and deaths. Although no single substance or product has been pinpointed for the illnesses , most patients have said they used In the cases involving street-bought THC , doctors say additives and contaminants are most likely a main

Vitamin E acetate is now a focus of the investigation into vaping -related respiratory illnesses that have sickened 34 people in New York, state health On Thursday, the New York State Department of Health said lab tests showed extremely high levels of vitamin E acetate in nearly all of the analyzed

Despite the widespread public alarm over vaping, there is little evidence of a slowing of the lung illnesses, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are also reports of people being readmitted from five to 55 days after hospitalization for lung injury, but it's unclear whether it was due to a resumption of vaping or other causes.

CDC reported Thursday the number of lung injury cases linked to vaping has jumped to 1,299 and deaths to 26.

In 573 of the lung-injury cases, 76% reported using products containing THC, with or without nicotine-containing products. Thirteen percent of those with lung illness reported only using nicotine, so Schuchat said "we cannot exclude the possibility that nicotine-containing products play a role."

A Third Person Has Died From a Vaping-Related Lung Disease

A Third Person Has Died From a Vaping-Related Lung Disease The death was confirmed on Friday by the state of Indiana, which said that an “individual over the age of 18” had died, but provided no additional information about the patient or case, citing privacy laws. 

After six suspected vape pen deaths, chemists and doctors explain why vitamin E oil is a problematic additive . A current suspect in the outbreak is vitamin E acetate , sometimes used as a vape cartridge additive . It’s a popular new diluent thickener found mostly in illicit market THC vape carts.

WebMD Health News. Vaping Cases Linked to Vitamin E , Bootleg Cartridges? More than 200 cases of vaping -related illnesses have been reported from at least 25 states, including two reported The vaping cartridges with THC may include chemicals or additives that are unsafe, unknown, and State regulators identified heavy metals in vape cartridges in the California market earlier this year

Officials said they may learn there is more than one reason for the rash of illnesses that began last spring.

"There does not appear to be one product or substance" in all of the cases, Dr. Ned Sharpless, the acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said Friday.

Testing to date, he said, has found a "broad range of chemicals," including metals, cutting agents pesticides and other toxins he said. Vitamin E acetate was found in 47% of the THC tested.

Cases of lung illness have now occurred in all states but Alaska. The 26 confirmed deaths were in 21 states: Alabama, California (3), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.

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Apple bans vaping apps from the App Store .
Apple also removed 181 vaping-related apps currently in the App Store.The sale of tobacco and vaping cartridges has never been allowed through the App Store. The newly banned apps are instead a mix of store apps, games and hardware companion apps that let users regulate things like lighting and heating of vape pens.

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