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Nearly 90% of those who suffered lung injury after vaping last year used cannabis e-cigs, most often an illegal brand called Dank Vape—the [...] The injuries were like those seen in poison gas victims. Medical studies suggest that the culprit in most cases is vitamin E acetate, a chemical recently adopted by some illegal manufacturers to dilute the cannabis in their vape cartridges.

While those findings may reassure users of legal cannabis vapes or nicotine e-cigs like the Juul products of Altria Group (ticker: MO), Illinois public health physician Jennifer Layden and her co-authors advise caution while research continues.