The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to avoid vaping, particularly THC, until it’s determined what’s making people sick. According to the CDC, THC containing products were the most prominent link among patients.
Dank Vapes, TKO and other THC vaping brands have been linked to serious lung illnesses.
THC, or the compound that produces a high in marijuana, was used by patients in most of the cases, CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat told reporters Friday. She says 77% of the people sickened reported using THC or both THC and nicotine containing products.
"The latest findings from the investigation into lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping, suggest THC products play a role in the outbreak," CDC said in a statement. However, health officials still do not know what specific chemical is making people sick. CDC reiterated its warning that people should stop buying vaping and e-cig products that have THC and nicotine, as it cannot rule out nicotine as a cause for these illnesses.
More than a dozen people have died after vaping and more than 800 people have gotten sick.