A man exhales smoke from an e-cigarette in Washington in October 2018. Photo: AFP

US reports ‘breakthrough’ in vaping lung injury probe as cases top 2,000

  • Samples taken from 29 patients all contained Vitamin E acetate, suggesting link between substance and nationwide outbreak
  • Vitamin E acetate is believed to be used as cutting agent in illicit vaping products containing THC – the component of marijuana that gets people high
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A man exhales smoke from an e-cigarette in Washington in October 2018. Photo: AFP
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