US Study: Vape-Related Lung Disease Cases Are Linked to Illegal THC Products

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The new study looked into 53 cases by patients in Illinois and Wisconsin, who had vaped within 90 days of their symptoms, typically within the previous week. Most of these patients, 84%, admitted to vaping illegally purchased cannabis products.

“The most common THC product that was reported was marketed under the ‘Dank Vape’ label (reported by 24 of 41 interviewed patients [59%]).”

“Patients reported using 14 distinct brands of THC products and 13 brands of nicotine products in a wide range of flavors,” said the researchers. “The most common THC product that was reported was marketed under the ‘Dank Vape’ label (reported by 24 of 41 interviewed patients [59%]). Patients reported use of a number of different e-cigarette devices to aerosolize these products.”

The study authors added that while the other 16% claimed to use only nicotine, it is highly likely that they may have been reluctant to admit using illegal drugs. Additionally, it is also unclear whether any of them were using regular e-cigarettes. “Information on product use is based on reports by the patients, and patients may be reluctant to report illicit drug use.”

As of now, over 450 cases of the lung condition have been reported. After urging vapers to just stop using e-cigarettes for weeks, the

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Source: VapingPost