Updated on January 21, 2020.
Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Vitamin E acetate, an additive used in
black market vaping products, is the probable culprit in the recent spate of
vaping-related illnesses and deaths, according to the
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
investigators tested fluid from the
lungs of 29 patients across the country who had gotten sick or died after vaping, and all contained vitamin E acetate, the Washington Post reported.
other potential toxins were detected. The CDC continues to recommend that
consumers avoid all vaping and e-cigarette products. Ohio also announced a ban
on vitamin E acetate in vaping products.