The Centers for Drug Prevention and Control (CDC), among the most important health care organizations in the United States, said a particular type of vitamin E is considered highly likely to be responsible for the deaths associated with the use of electronic cigarettes in recent weeks. According to the centers, which analyzed substances present in the lungs of several people hospitalized in recent weeks (and two deaths due to these problems), the "strong suspect" is actually vitamin E acetate.
The CDCs explained how Vitamin E acetate leans into the lung walls, creating problems that are not yet completely clear. According to the first available information, Vitamin E acetate could only be found in some products used for electronic cigarettes, especially those with THC, it is an active ingredient that is usually associated with the amazing effect of marijuana. But the question remains to be clarified why there are some (a minority) among the more than 2,000 patients admitted to the United States with pulmonary problems resulting from the use of e-cigarettes who say they have never taken THC-containing substances via e-cigarettes.