Roswell Park Finds New Evidence That Inhaled Vitamin E Acetate Caused EVALI in Vapers


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BUFFALO, N.Y. — In August 2019, the first cases of an unknown lung injury associated with vaping products were reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This initial cluster of cases would quickly grow to 2,807 cases across the country, leading to the deaths of 68 people, from e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury, or EVALI, by February 2020. A team of researchers from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Environmental Health Laboratory in the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health have published new evidence expanding on the initial conclusions from CDC-led analyses — that inhalation of vitamin E acetate (VEA) is strongly linked to EVALI.

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