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Vitamin E acetate blamed for most marijuana vaping illnesses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) blames vitamin E acetate for a high percentage of lung illnesses linked to vaping.

Vitamin E acetate is a thickening agent that’s been added to THC vaping products.

Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC said it is her “conclusion” that vitamin E acetate caused illness in “the vast majority of patients.”

However, she warned that even if THC suppliers stop adding vitamin E acetate, it would not necessarily make black-market THC safe as manufacturers could substitute the additive with other dangerous substances, The New York Times reported.

– Associated Press

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