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E-cigarettes: US agency reports breakthrough in vaping lung injury probe

The discovery of Vitamin E acetate in lung samples offers the first direct evidence of a link with the substance and vaping-related lung injuries

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e-cigarettes | E-cigarette addiction

Julie Steenhuysen | Reuters 

Tests of lung samples taken from 29 patients with vaping-related injuries suggest all contained Vitamin E acetate, a discovery US officials described on Friday as a “breakthrough” in the investigation of the nationwide outbreak that has topped 2,000 cases. The discovery of Vitamin E acetate in lung samples offers the first direct evidence of a link with 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. In a telephone briefing on Friday, Anne ...

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First Published: Sun, November 10 2019. 00:29 IST