A few months ago, when a mysterious “e-cigarette disease” began to sweep across the United States, the medical community was furious that it could not find the exact cause, foreign media reported. Now a new study suggests that vitamin E acetate in inferior THC e-cigarette products may be the cause of more than 2,000 cases of lung injury and 39 deaths.
The compound has recently become the preferred alternative to e-cigarette manufacturers who want to cut off materials, especially in the unsupervised or regulated black market THC filter.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has conducted several laboratory tests to determine whether the same monosubstance is present in lung samples from people with mysterious diseases. They quickly realized that vitamin E acetate was present in every sample. So this compound seems to be the most likely culprit for the disease.
This is the first time we have detected potential chemicals in biological samples of patients with these lung injuries. These findings provide direct evidence of the presence of vitamin E acetate in the main areas of lung damage.