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US identifies suspected culprit of vaping illness outbreak that killed 39

Mid-Day Saturday, 9 November 2019 ()
Washington: US health officials said Friday they had identified vitamin E acetate as the likely culprit behind a vaping-linked lung injury epidemic that has killed 39 people and sickened more than two thousand.

Investigators have previously pointed to the oil, which is sometimes used as a thickening agent for vaping products...
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News video: Officials Identify Vitamin E Compound as 'Strong Culprit' in Vaping Illnesses

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U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a "very strong culprit." Andria Borba reports. (11-8-19)

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