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Vitamin E acetate named as possible culprit in vaping illness outbreak

Health officials investigating an outbreak of vaping-related illnesses in over 2,000 Americans say they have found more direct evidence that vitamin E acetate may be the culprit. In an update provided Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the chemical compound was found in lung fluid from 29 patients tested in a… Read More »

Death Toll Rises as Vaping Cases Skyrocket

CDC: “Update on Pulmonary Disease Associated with E-cigarettes,” Sept. 6, 2019. Daniel Fox, MD, pulmonologist, WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, NC. Jennifer Layden, MD, PhD, chief medical officer and state epidemiologist, Illinois Department of Public Health. Mitch Zeller, JD, director, FDA Center for Tobacco Products. Dana Meaney-Delman, MD, incident manager, CDC 2019 Lung Injury Response.… Read More »

Sen. Durbin to acting FDA chief: Take ‘decisive’ action on vaping or resign

Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill. Caroline Brehman | CQ-Roll Call Group | Getty Images Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin told acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Ned Sharpless to take “decisive action” to curb teen vaping or resign. “It is my strong belief that, if you do not take decisive action within the next ten days,… Read More »