CDC Says No Specific Vape Or E-Cig Product Cause Of Outbreak
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a statement Friday (8-6) that they cannot pinpoint one particular product as the cause of the recent severe lung disease outbreak.
There are still investigations that are on going with the CDC, but as of August 27, there have been 215 possible cases of severe pulmonary disease (lung disease) associated with the use of e-cigarette products.
At least three people have died due to this disease.
The CDC reported that of those sickened by the lung disease, many, but not all, reported using vape products containing THC. The agency also noted that there were also some reports of patients using both THC and nicotine products, and a smaller group of patients that were only using nicotine products.
The CDC's report came a day after the New York State Department of Health said it believes Vitamin E acetate, which is a substance found in cannabis e-cig products, was likely the cause of the disease.
The CDC believes the disease is "likely associated with chemical exposure," they also said it was "too early to pinpoint a single product or substance common to all cases."