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Anne Schuchat said: “C.D.C. scientists developed 12 targeted laboratory methods to identify specific substances of concern,” “This kind of assay development takes time” External link

nytimesFriday, November 8, 2019 11:34:00 PM CET

Anne Schuchat said: “These findings provide direct evidence of vitamin E acetate at the primary site of injury within the lungs,” External link

wsoctvFriday, November 8, 2019 8:10:00 PM CET

Anne Schuchat said: “These findings do not rule out other possible compounds that may be causing lung injuries but help us better understand potential ingredients that may contribute to the cause of EVALI,” External link

mycentraloregonFriday, November 8, 2019 11:12:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "We have a lot of people to look at, including jobs, frankly," "It has become a big industry. We're going to take care of it" External link

yahoo-auFriday, November 8, 2019 9:42:00 PM CET

Anne Schuchat said: “The trend in cases appears to be downward, but we understand that some states are still hard hit, and this continues to be a very active investigation,” External link

nytimesFriday, November 8, 2019 11:34:00 PM CET

Gregory Conley said: “high". Of 29 lung tissue samples from 10 states tested for the additive, all contained vitamin E acetate. "These new findings are significant because for the first time, we have detected a potential toxin of concern – vitamin E acetate – in biologic samples from patients with lung injuries associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products," Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC said. She described it as a "breakthrough" that the additive was found "at the primary site of injury within the lung". The CDC reported that as of Tuesday, the outbreak had sickened 2,051 people and resulted in 39 confirmed deaths. Schuchat noted the "trend in cases appears to be downward, but some states are still being hard hit". The announcement of a possible cause of the lung injuries came soon after President Donald Trump said Friday morning that the administration would raise the legal age to purchase electronic cigarettes nationally, probably to 21. The move is tied to a much-anticipated rule on flavored vaping products Trump said would be announced next week. Federal and state investigators previously found evidence of vitamin E acetate in samples of the substances vaped by hospitalized patients, but the new test results tie the ingredient directly to the injuries. Officials used a diagnostic tool to collect lung fluid samples and identify cells containing tiny oily droplets known as lipid-laden macrophages, which are a marker of the disease. Dr. James Pirkle at the National Center for Environmental Health described the additive as sticky as honey. That helps explain why it was found in all the 29 lung samples, though THC was found in 23 of 28 samples tested for it. Pirkle said THC wouldn't necessarily remain in the lungs and urine tests might have been needed to confirm its presence. Also Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported the results of a study that found lung injury victims were more likely than noninjured vapers to exclusively use THC, buy those products from informal sources such as dealers, street sources or friends and to vape five or more times a day. The survey found young men were more likely to vape THC products most often. One in four men ages 18 to 34 reported using THC-containing e-cigarette or vaping products five or more times each day, compared with 13% of similar-aged women. The majority of lung illnesses were in people who vaped nicotine and THC or THC alone but came as teen nicotine vaping numbers soar, increasing pressure on regulators to act. The legal age for vaping varies by state; many allow it at 18, and others increased it to 21. E-cigarette use among high school students more than doubled from 2017 to 2019 to 27.5%. About 5.3 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes this year, up from 3.6 million in 2018. On the White House lawn Friday, Trump said his administration, which has been lobbied heavily by the vaping industry, will come out with "a very important position on vaping" next week. "We have to take care of our kids, most importantly, so we're going to have an age limit of 21 or so," Trump said. "We have a lot of people to look at, including jobs frankly, because you know it's become a pretty big industry". A pro-vaping rally is planned for Saturday across from the White House. Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, applauded raising the legal purchasing age. "It appears President Trump is wisely preparing to enact smart regulations rather than embracing the losing politics of prohibition,” External link

indystarFriday, November 8, 2019 8:12:00 PM CET

Anne Schuchat said: “These new findings are significant because for the first time, we have detected a potential toxin of concernvitamin E acetatein biologic samples,” External link

statnewsFriday, November 8, 2019 8:07:00 PM CET

Anne Schuchat said: "We have a potential toxin of concern from biological samples in patients," "We are in a better place than we were a few weeks ago in terms of finding a culprit" External link

cnbcFriday, November 8, 2019 7:06:00 PM CET

Anne Schuchat said: "These findings do not rule out other possible compounds of ingredients that may be causing these lung injuries," "There may be more than one cause of the outbreak" External link

haberler-enFriday, November 8, 2019 10:34:00 PM CET

Anne Schuchat said: “This does not rule out other possible ingredients,” “There may be more than one cause” External link

fox10tvFriday, November 8, 2019 8:27:00 PM CET

Anne Schuchat said: "Many products and substances are still being investigated," External link

cnbcFriday, November 8, 2019 7:06:00 PM CET

Anne Schuchat said: “We are not talking about the Vitamin E capsules that people swallow,” “This is a case of inhaled aerosol” External link

mycentraloregonFriday, November 8, 2019 11:12:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: “We have to take care of our kids most importantly so we’re going to have an age limit of 21 or so,” External link

globalnewsFriday, November 8, 2019 7:53:00 PM CET

Donald Trump told: "We're going to be coming out with a very important position on vaping," External link

yahoo-auFriday, November 8, 2019 9:42:00 PM CET

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  • Health Authorities Know What’s Potentially Causing Vaping-Related Deaths
  • Possible culprit in vaping lung illness epidemic identified in ’breakthrough’ development
  • Federal officials identify ‘chemical of concern’ linked to 39 vaping deaths
  • ...
  • U.S. officials identify 'strong culprit' in vaping illnesses
  • Possible chemical culprit found in vaping illness outbreak
  • US: CDC makes breakthrough in mysterious lung illnesses

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