Mysterious lung diseases have appeared in 49 different conditions in recent weeks, and authorities have been quick to associate them with the use of electronic cigarettes or "vaping". and there was an interruption of the case. The CDC reports that all samples of damaged lung tissue contain traces of vitamin E acetate and this is something that should not be in your lungs.
Since the CDC launched an investigation into the outbreak of "electronic cigarette or vaping related to the use of lung injury product" (EVALI) in August, doctors have reported more than 2000 cases. Authorities now believe EVALI has contributed to several dozen deaths. The agency received bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid samples from affected patients in 10 different conditions. It says all of these samples contain Vitamin E acetate, which is an additive in some e-cigarette products.
Vitamin E is a group of eight similar compounds that are a necessary part of the human diet. You need to get between 7 and 15 mg of vitamin E, and most people go far beyond that. In the body, vitamin E acts as a powerful antioxidant that protects your cells from free radicals. Taking a pill or using a lotion with Vitamin E is good and no one should stop doing it because of the recent outbreak of lung disease.
As explained by Dr. James Pirkle at the CDC at the last press conference, Vitamin E does not belong to your lungs. It is "extremely sticky" and can contribute to the type of EVALI damage. The exact mechanism remains unclear so far. The researchers are also careful to point out that there may be other compounds. The CDC searched for other theoretical pollutants but did not find any.
The CDC previously reported that most patient samples showed the presence of THC, the active chemical in cannabis. According to the updated guidelines, 82 percent of tested vaping products contain THC, while 62 percent contain nicotine. In addition to the general e-cigarette guidelines, the CDC says that people should not use THC products, especially purchased from online sources or obtained from friends. Vitamin E oil can be added to illegally produced THC vape products as a thickener. Some countries have legally produced THC vaping products, but they are better safe than sorry. The investigation is still ongoing, but the detection of vitamin E in all lung samples is a significant breakthrough.
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