'Dank Vapes' used by over 50% of sick vapers may be driving the US lung illness epidemic

Mail Online | 12/6/2019 | Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.com
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More than half of US vapers with life-threatening lung illnesses used 'Dank Vapes,' a brand of counterfeit THC e-cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials said Friday.

Health officials have suspected, for months, that bootleg THC vaping products may be to blame for the epidemic of 2,291 illnesses across the US.

Vaping - Products - Americans - Vitamin - E

Testing has revealed that most of the vaping products used by sickened Americans contained vitamin E acetate, a highly 'sticky' oil.

CDC officials said the majority of patients with the lung disease they've dubbed EVALI are young, male and white, with the average patient's age falling at 24.

Illnesses - States - Washington - DC - People

Illnesses have now been reported in all 50 states and Washington, DC, and 48 people have died.

Of those hospitalized for vaping lung illnesses, 56 percent said they had used Dank Vapes.

Brands - TKO - Percent - Victims - Smart

The next most commonly reported brands were TKO (used by 15 percent of victims), Smart Cart (13 percent) and Rove (12 percent).

Most 'Dank Vapes' aren't a brand at all.

Investigations - Busts - Vape - Shops - Packaging

Investigations and busts of vape shops have uncovered packaging branded as Dank Vapes, which is sold on its own, to use with any counterfeit products.

For months, the CDC has warned against buying bootleg or counterfeit vaping products -...
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