More than 450 people became sick after vaping or using e-cigarettes


A common vitamin may hold the key to mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping.

The CDC reports more than 450 people, including six in Tennessee, became sick after vaping or using e-cigarettes.

A study released Friday found the lungs of those sickened mimic a rare type of pneumonia caused when fat particles enter the lungs.

Those fat particles maybe coming from vitamin E oil. The FDA reports it found the same oil in different black market cannabis products used by people sickened in different parts of the country. That same oil was also found in nearly all cannabis samples from patients in New York.

A number of vape stores in the Mid-South tell Local 24 News they don’t use vitamin E oil in any of their products. Friday a duke university researcher  says vitamin E has never turned up in the “regular” nicotine products that he or other researchers have studied.

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