Update from the Department of Health What we have been saying from day ONE
CDC Report as of 11/5/19
This is the first time that we have detected a potential chemical of concern in biologic samples from patients with these lung injuries. These findings provide direct evidence of vitamin E acetate at the primary site of injury within the lungs.
About Patient Exposure:
All EVALI patients have reported a history of using e-cigarette, or vaping, products.
THC is present in most of the samples tested by FDA to date, and most patients report a history of using THC-containing products.
The latest national and state findings suggest products containing THC, particularly from informal sources like friends, or family, or in-person or online dealers, are linked to most of the cases and play a major role in the outbreak.
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Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products | Electronic Cigarettes | Smoking & Tobacco Use | CDC
CDC Latest Clearly identifies that illnesses and deaths were Caused by illicit THC Vapes. Blaming our industry is irrational and will not address the issues of concern.
FDA confirms and supports CDC info