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Vape lung ‘breakthrough’ suggests lethal culprit in THC products could be vitamin E acetate

TechCrunch Friday, 8 November 2019 ()
Official word has come down from federal authorities on one potential cause of the mystery illness affecting vape users: Vitamin E acetate, a chemical found in some vaping products that has been demonstrated to linger in the lungs long afterwards. The finding has been called a “breakthrough” but is far from the last word on […]
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News video: Local vaping dealers react to CDC's vitamin E acetate bombshell

Local vaping dealers react to CDC's vitamin E acetate bombshell 02:53

Vitamin E acetate has been linked to vaping-related lung illnesses, according to a new CDC report, but local business owners say it also creates more of a need for a regulated, legal market.

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Washington state bans vape products containing vitamin E acetate, thought to be linked to illness

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Vitamin E acetate, used in THC vaping, is dangerous and can kill. So why isn't it banned?

Vitamin E acetate is sometimes used as to dilute THC oil in vape cartridges to make it go further. It can be deadly, but it's not banned everywhere.

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