Hundreds of people across the country have taken ill over the past weeks with a severe pulmonary affliction apparently linked to the vaping of cannabis products and nicotine-filled e-cigarettes.

The FDA has discovered that the offending cartridges contained vitamin E acetate, a substance commonly used in beauty products and safe for topical use, but potentially dangerous when vaped. While most of the people sickened by the use of cannabis vaporizers and e-cigarettes appear to have purchased those items on the illicit market, where counterfeit vapes of legal brands have recently been proliferating, it is still possible that some legal cannabis vapes could contain vitamin E acetate or other dangerous additives.

Curated from Cannabis Now