CDC reports ‘breakthrough’ over vaping lung illnesses as cases top 2,000

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  • US health body links vitamin E acetate with e-cigarette illness
  • Substance has been used as thickener in vaping fluid

US health officials are reporting a breakthrough in their investigation into the cause of a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses that topped 2,000 cases this week.

The discovery of vitamin E acetate in lung samples offers the first direct evidence of a link between the substance and vaping-related lung injuries. The substance has also been identified in tests by US and state officials of product samples collected from patients with the vaping injury.

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