Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses May be Linked to Prefilled THC Cartridges

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The outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses may be related to prefilled THC cartridges, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

While health officials are investigating these illnesses, the CDC advises that people consider not using e-cigarettes, particularly those containing THC—the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, The New York Times reports.

More than 800 people have become ill after using vaping devices to inhale THC, nicotine or both. The CDC said products linked to these illnesses include vaping cartridges labeled “Dank Vapes.” Officials noted Dank Vapes is not a specific product. It appears to be a label that THC sellers can put on any product.

“Dank Vapes appears to be the most prominent in a class of largely counterfeit brands, with common packaging that is easily available online and that is used by distributors to market THC-containing cartridges with no obvious centralized production or distribution,” the CDC noted in a report.

How to Talk With Your Kids About Vaping [GUIDE]

Vaping’s popularity exploded seemingly overnight, and it took many parents and families by surprise. Vaping, or Juuling as it is often referred to by teens and young adults (named after a popular vape device called JUUL), is the inhaling and exhaling of an aerosol produced by using a vape device.

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