New Study Sheds Light on Vaping Illness
Remember the vaping panic of a few months ago? It seems like minor news now, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 3,000 people suffered from E-cigarette- or Vaping-associated Lung Injury (EVALI), and 60 died from the disorder, as of February of this year. Now, according to an article on The GrowthOp, a new study is supporting the idea that the issue was limited to illicit vape cartridges.
The study, published in the JAMA Network Open, showed that the states that had among the lowest incidence of EVALI were those states where recreational adult-use marijuana is legal. It also furthered the theory that the disorder is caused by Vitamin E Acetate, a thickening agent often used by illicit vape producers.
The panic around vape products caused a substantial drop in vape sales throughout the legal cannabis industry. Hopefully this new study cements the theory that the EVALI crisis was related to black market product, not product sourced from trusted producers.