Updated info on EVALI (E-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury, formerly VAPI)

Updated: Dec 24, 2019

Updated December 6, 2019


Like many of you, we’re keeping our eyes on the VAPI situation. The deaths and illnesses are tragic.


In 49 US states except Alaska, plus one territory and the District of Columbia, almost 1,300 people have become ill and 26 have died.


Researchers have not yet pinpointed the cause of the illness, but nearly all cases report using illegal THC products, sometimes in addition to e-cigarettes.


Check back here for updates as they emerge, at least weekly.


Heavy metal injury caused by vaping in first case study

https://merryjane.com/news/heavy-metal-injury-caused-by-vaping-confirmed-in-first-case-study


The CDC believes Vitamin E acetate is the culprit behind the illnesses and deaths: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/08/health/vaping-injury-vitamin-e-thc-bn/index.html


California


Oct. 22 -- The BCC released an update on the number of cases in California. As of October 22 it stood at 136. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/CDPH%20Document%20Library/VAPI_Weekly_Public_Report_10.22.19.pdf


Oct. 10 – CA company develops nearly metal-free vape cartridge

https://hightimes.com/business/california-company-develops-metal-free-vape-cartridge/


Oct 9 – CA urges doctors to report cases of VAPI

https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28179/Physicians-urged-to-report-vaping-associated-pulmonary-injury



Colorado


Nov. 13 -- CO bans vitamin E acetate

https://www.westword.com/marijuana/colorado-pot-industry-bans-additive-linked-to-vaping-illness-11545124


Oct. 12 – CO weighs new vape regulations

https://www.westword.com/marijuana/colorado-proposes-stricter-rules-over-thc-vape-prod