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The Health 202: Vaping illnesses sparked the e-cig crackdown. But marijuana is likely to blame.

The Health 202: Vaping illnesses sparked the e-cig crackdown. But marijuana is likely to blame.
Wednesday 18
17:14 2019

THE PROGNOSIS (Nam Y. Huh/AP) Public officials are cracking down on e-cigarette use amid an outbreak of vaping-related illness and seven resulting deaths. But pot might be more to blame than anything else. Nearly all of the 380 patients with lung illness reported using a marijuana oil called THC in their vape pens, my Washington Post colleague Lena H. Sun reports. THC is the chemical behind most of marijuana’s psychological effects, stimulating the brain to create pleasurable feelings. It’s essentially what leads to feeling “high.” And many people have started using illegal vape cartridges containing THC, which also contain significant ...

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Summary: Nearly all the patients reported using THC in their vape pens.

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