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CDC Officially Blames Vitamin E Acetate for Vaping Injuries

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The vaping crisis appears to finally have an official scapegoat in the form of vitamin E acetate.

According to a new update released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over the weekend, they found that 48 of 51 people with vape-related injuries had traces of the fluid substance in their lungs.

“We can conclude that what I call the explosive outbreak of cases of EVALI [e-cigarettes or vaping product use associated lung injury] can be attributed to exposure to THC-containing products that also contained vitamin E ...