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CDC MMWR Tobacco-Related Article: Characteristics of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Products Used by Patien

Tuesday, November 26, 2019  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

Characteristics of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Products Used by Patients with Associated Lung Injury and Products Seized by Law Enforcement— Minnesota, 2018 and 2019

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products also containing vitamin E acetate appear to be associated with e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury (EVALI).

These new data show that illicit THC-containing products submitted by 11 of 12 EVALI patients in Minnesota contained vitamin E acetate. In addition, twenty THC-containing products seized during September 2019 contained vitamin E acetate and ten products seized during 2018, before the EVALI outbreak, did not contain vitamin E acetate.

These data further support a potential role for vitamin E acetate in EVALI. While potential toxicants continue to be evaluated, vitamin E acetate should not be added to e-cigarette, or vaping, products.

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