CDC “Breakthrough” In Vaping Investigation
BREAKTHROUGH IN INVESTIGATION INTO VAPING LUNG INJURIES AND DEATHS
(CNN) – The CDC says it’s making progress in the investigation into vaping lung injuries and deaths.
Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that vitamin E acetate, in combination with THC may be to blame for the national outbreak of e-cigarette lung injuries.
THC is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis or marijuana.
Despite calling this revelation a breakthrough, the CDC says more tests need to be done.
Officials say the initial findings do not eliminate other ingredients as a cause of harm.
As of Tuesday, the CDC said it was aware of more than 2,000 cases of lung injury linked to vaping across 49 states, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
There have been at least 40 deaths.