BRIEF-CDC Finds Vitamin E Acetate "A Very Strong Culprit Of Concern" In Vaping-Related Lung Illness

by Reuters
Friday, 8 November 2019 18:37 GMT

Nov 8 (Reuters) -

* CDC FINDS VITAMIN E ACETATE IN LUNG SAMPLES OF 29 PATIENTS WITH LUNG INJURY LINKED TO E-CIGARETTE USE - TELEBRIEFING

* CDC SAYS VITAMIN E ACETATE FINDING IS FIRST DIRECT EVIDENCE FROM PATIENTS OF A LINK WITH THE SUBSTANCE & VAPING-RELATED LUNG INJURIES - TELEBRIEFING

* CDC SAYS SOME STUDIES HAVE SUGGESTED INHALING VITAMIN E ACETATE MIGHT INTERFERE WITH NORMAL LUNG FUNCTION - TELEBRIEFING

* CDC SAYS MORE WORK IS NEEDED TO DETERMINE IF VITAMIN E ACETATE IS A CAUSE OF VAPING-RELATED LUNG INJURIES - TELEBRIEFING

* CDC CALLS VITAMIN E ACETATE "A VERY STRONG CULPRIT OF CONCERN" IN VAPING-RELATED LUNG ILLNESS - TELEBRIEFING

* CDC CALLS VITAMIN E ACETATE FINDING A BREAKTHROUGH IN THE INVESTIGATION INTO VAPING-RELATED LUNG ILLNESS - TELEBRIEFING

* ILLINOIS DATA SHOW PATIENTS WITH VAPING-RELATED LUNG INJURY WERE 9 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO HAVE BOUGHT VAPES FROM INFORMAL SOURCES, SAYS STATE HEALTH OFFICIAL – TELEBRIEFING

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