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Published On: Sat, Nov 9th, 2019

Vaping Illness Culprit Potentially Identified By Centers For Disease Control

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) believes it has identified the culprit behind the vaping illness that has sickened over 2,000 people since early May, Yahoo Lifestyle reports. They believe that Vitamin E is behind the disease, which has been named “e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury” (EVALI).

Beginning in May, as previously reported by The Inquisitr, teenagers and young people along the Illinois-Indiana border began turning up in hospitals with mysterious lung ailments that mimicked routine, but severe, lung infections. However, the patients didn’t respond to treatment, and some were so sick that they required respiratory support in intensive care.

Soon, it was clear that the illness wasn’t just limited to that part of the Midwest, or to teenagers and young people. Over the next few months, the number of those sickened reached into the hundreds, then thousands. People were not just getting sick; some were dying.

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Vaping Illness Culprit Potentially Identified By Centers For Disease Control