Vitamin E Acetate Might Be the Culprit in Vaping Related Illnesses


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A “potential chemical of concern” has emerged from the outbreak of vaping related lung illnesses. The CDC has identified Vitamin E acetate as the potential culprit after finding it in the lung fluid of 29 samples from across 10 states. Vitamin E acetate can be grease-like or sticky and can cling to lung tissue. Emma Ockerman, reporter for Vice News, joins us for the latest.

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