As cases of vaping-linked lung illnesses mount to nearly 1,300 in the US, officials still don’t know what in e-cigarettes is making people sick. But vaping THC is a common thread in 76 percent of the reported illnesses, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging all Americans: ‘Do not use e-cigarette or vaping products that contain THC.’ It’s a slightly stepped-up warning and comes as early tests of confiscated cartridges and e-liquids found some have THC concentrations as high as 77 percent. On average, they were about 41 percent THC – still twice what’s in a pot plant. Still, health officials in a Friday media call said they can’t rule out the possibility that nicotine vapes could cause illnesses, as 13 percent of patients said they exclusively used nicotine e-cigarettes. The one upside to the emergence of so many cases of the disease is that health officials finally have enough information to instruct doctors to use imaging to detect the ‘disease, that they’re now calling “EVALI”.’ Additional vaping deaths have now been confirmed in Texas, Utah and Massachusetts, bringing the national toll to 28 fatalities across 23 states (red) in the US The newly-coined name stands for… Read full this story
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