Health of America's youth a priority in vaping debate

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USA health officials noted last week that although other potential toxins can not be ruled out at this stage in their investigation, vitamin E acetate is a strong contender for the culprit that has caused pulmonary illness and damage in the US cases.

The CDC said in a teleconference last week that it has discovered the compound vitamin E acetate in the lungs of 29 people who became ill from inhaling vapor products containing THC. The agency has determined that vitamin E acetate, a compound present in all 29 lung tissue samples obtained from patients, is a "potential toxin of concern".

The chemical is using in the production of some vaping products as a thickening agent.

President Donald Trump says he plans to tackle the teen vaping epidemic and release new rules this week. The vitamin is understood to be safe as a vitamin pill or to use on the skin.

Until the public health investigation is complete, the CDC suggests people refrain from using all vaping products with THC, no matter where people buy them. "This kind of assay development takes time".

So far this year, vaping-related lung injury has sickened 2,051 people across the USA and been tied to 40 deaths.

FDA commissioner Ned Sharpless also voiced his concerned about vitamin E acetate in a September tweet, saying it was "found in numerous samples containing THC". "We're going to take care of it".

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"While Vitamin E acetate is not now prohibited, we are working closely with our partners in public health to decide if any changes are needed to further protect patients and consumers", Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency spokesman David Hearns tells Metro Times. British teenager Ewan Fisher told BBC News "I thought I was going to die" after months of e-cigarette use caused his lungs to collapse and left him reliant on an artificial lung.

Portland State University's Robert Strongin, who's researched e-cigarettes, welcomed the CDC report but cautioned it doesn't mean other ingredients in vaping products are safe.

The proposed flavour ban has caused an outcry among vaping businesses, who argue they strictly ID their customers to confirm their age, and say their livelihoods are at risk. The cases were reported to the CDC from 49 states, (all except Alaska), the District of Columbia, and one US territory.

Will be meeting with representatives of the Vaping industry, together with medical professionals and individual state representatives, to come up with an acceptable solution to the Vaping and E-cigarette dilemma.

5, 2,051 cases of vaping-associated lung injury have been reported to CDC from 49 states, according to the CDC, and 39 deaths have been confirmed in 24 states and the District of Columbia. It won't show up that any one particular products is to blame, though many cases look to be linked to goods bought "off the road" or from some other "casual sources", such as a household or good friend, fairly than from a vaping retail store, in accordance to the CDC.

The cause of the injuries and deaths isn't known, but the CDC said it appears to be related to THC-infused products and not to tobacco or flavored vaping products. Juulhas said its pods don't contain vitamin E acetate or THC.

Researchers found smoking e-cigarettes has a negative impact on heart disease risk factors such as cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose levels.

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