Vitamin E Acetate Tied to Vaping Illnesses: CDC
November 11, 2019
(The Scientist) – Health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified vitamin E acetate as a possible culprit in the recent string of vaping-related illnesses and deaths, according to a news briefing on Friday (November 8). The finding was also published in the CDC’s weekly Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. So far this year, vaping-related lung injury has sickened 2,051 people across the US and been tied to 40 deaths. The majority of the affected patients are teenage boys and young men, according to STAT.