New York public health officials have reported a similarity amongst many of the marijuana products making everyone sick: Vitamin E Acetate. Many people use vitamin e as a supplement or skin ointment, which is completely harmless. Using vitamin e in a vape, however, may be fatal. 

On Thursday, the New York State Department of health released lab results showing “very high levels” of Vitamin E acetate in many of the cannabis samples they tested. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified more than 200 cases in which patients reported fevers and shortness of breath due to vaping. At least two deaths have been linked to vaping. 

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