November 27, 2019
I called this one.
The hysteria was all hysterical.
More evidence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention links synthetic vitamin E oil added to illegal THC products to the spate of the vaping-related illnesses that have now sickened 2,290 people.
In the report published Tuesday, investigators at the Minnesota Department of Health analyzed products containing THC, marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient. Twenty product samples obtained from vaping illness patients contained vitamin E acetate, while 10 products gathered a year ago — before the outbreak was reported — did not contain vitamin E.
The CDC has reported steadily rising numbers of vaping-related illnesses, known as EVALI, over the past few months, though the increase in weekly cases appears to be slowing.
At least 48 people have died, and additional deaths are under investigation.
The new clues boost findings from the CDC released earlier this month, when investigators tested samples of lung fluid from 29 patients, finding vitamin E acetate in all 29. The patients were not clustered in one area of the country, rather, they were spread out in 10 states. And nearly all had reported vaping THC.
And the ones who didn’t report it were lying.
This is simply another instance of DRUGS killing people in America.
These vape illnesses and deaths were only happening in America because America is the country with a huge illicit marijuana vape industry.
I quit vaping for three months and found it unbearable to not use nicotine.
I’ve started using snus, and also vaping again, but only with salt nicotine, which means a very low about of actual vape matter is going into my lungs. Further, I only use the tobacco flavors.
I think there are potential health problems with vaping, but all of this recent hoopla has been more or less a hoax. It was always exclusively a problem with these marijuana vapes, most of which were illicitly produced.
I don’t recommend that anyone begin using tobacco products, but if you are a smoker, I think it is clear that vaping is a much better option, all around.