In a statement from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vitamins used in electronic cigarettes E acetate chemical additives, may be the cause of lung cases in the country recorded.
CDC officials, in 10 states on samples taken from 29 patients connected to electronic cigarettes as a result of tests of vitamin E acetate, electronic cigarette-related disorders were identified as the cause, he said.
From the review team Dr. James PirkleVitamin E acetate, which he describes as an 'extremely sticky' substance, does not come out after entering the lungs by inhalation, he said.
CDC Executive Vice President Anne Schuchat also emphasized that the result is a great invention, "This doesn't disable other components, maybe there's more than one reason, but new findings are important. We've got a strong reason." used the phrase.
Schuchat said that despite the data obtained, the CDC will continue to test a wide range of chemicals.
According to the latest data released by the CDC on November 5, the number of cases seen in all states except Alaska and thought to be caused by the use of electronic cigarettes reached 2 thousand 51, at least 40 people were killed.
The first symptoms of the disease, including respiratory failure, fatigue, chest pain and vomiting, were reported in April.