"The CDC's reporting supports what New York State's Wadsworth Center Lab has found in vape products tested since early September and reinforces the importance of the role that Vitamin E acetate may play in the current outbreak of vaping related illnesses", New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement on Friday. According to the new report, samples taken from the lungs of 29 patients, including two who died, "provided evidence of vitamin E acetate at the primary site of injury in the lungs", Schuchat said.
Vaping also stifled the heart's ability to pump blood around the body just as much, if not more, than traditional forms of tobacco.
"We're going to be coming out with a very important position on vaping", Trump said.
Because the vaping industry is largely unregulated, there are hundreds of different chemicals in vape liquids on the market, making it impossible for people to know whether the ones they're using are safe. "This kind of assay development takes time".
In total, the vaping-related lung illness - which was recently named "EVALI" - has sickened 2,051 people and been tied to 39 deaths.
The FDA initially raised suspicion that the vitamin supplement was causing a surge in lung illnesses back in September, saying it had found it in cannabis products used by many people who had gotten sick over the summer.
"We really want to make sure we're data driven on this and striking the right balance between adult choice and protecting kids", Grogan told reporters.
Rader's group noted that e-cigarettes and vaping devices rely on battery-powered aerosolization that delivers a mix of small molecules that can cross the alveolar-capillary barrier and enter into the circulation.
Pirkle said thickeners like vitamin E acetate probably would not be routinely added to nicotine liquids, which need to be more watery for vaping.
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"We're talking about the age; we're talking about flavors", Trump said.
Will be meeting with representatives of the Vaping industry, together with medical professionals and individual state representatives, to come up with an acceptable solution to the Vaping and E-cigarette dilemma.
Health regulators in Canada have disclosed that a compound found in the lung fluid of more than two dozen USA patients with vape-related pulmonary illness has been banned from Canadian vape products, which are expected to hit the shelves sometime around mid-December. The agency previously had recommended that people abstain from all e-cigarette and vaping products, but CDC narrowed its recommendation last month.
However, investigators believe vitamin E acetate may be a key risk factor in THC-infused products.
Last week, the CDC delivered a breakthrough in its investigation into a mysterious vaping illness which, so far, has caused more than 2,000 cases of lung injury in the USA alone.
"The latest national and state findings suggest products containing THC, particularly those obtained off the street or from other informal sources (such as friends, family members, and illicit dealers) are linked to most of the cases and play a major role in the outbreak", the CDC said in its weekly update.
Fisher had switched to vaping from conventional cigarettes in 2017 when he was 16 years old, in an attempt to focus on his amateur boxing career.