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The CDC Gives Vaping Warning

If you’re vaping because you think it’s better for you than smoking, you might want to listen to this warning from the CDC.
The CDC issued an urgent alert on Friday telling Americans to stop vaping immediately.
There have been approximately 450 cases of a mysterious lung disease reported in 33 states, with at least five deaths . . . and it’s all being attributed to vaping.
No one’s quite sure what’s causing the outbreak, but the CDC thinks there might be some chemical that’s doing it . . . possibly the vitamin E in a lot of the oils.
Until they figure out what it is, the CDC says, quote, “People should consider not using e-cigarette products.” Here’s the complete story from CNBC.

After some criticism, another statement was released saying they are “against the purchase of electronic cigarette cartridges containing THC or other cannabis or altered e-cigarette products that are sold “off the street.”

USA TODAY reported Wednesday that two leading academic tobacco researchers and the vaping industry were critical of CDC’s failure to provide guidance to consumers about what to avoid.

“We are working closely with state and local health officials to investigate these incidents as quickly as possible, and we are committed to taking appropriate actions as a clearer picture of the facts emerges,” said CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield and Dr. Ned Sharpless, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. “We’ve also made it a top priority to communicate with the public about our efforts.”

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