A fifth person died from a vaping-related illness, with now roughly 450 similar cases of the mysterious lung illness that have been reported in 33 states across the US.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) — who recently warned people against e-cigarettes that could be contaminated with THC or other substances — have advised people to stop vaping completely until the cause of the mysterious illness has been found.
While it's not yet clear what is causing these illnesses, it seems to affect young people who are vaporizing cannabinoids like THC and CBD.
Dr Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA commissioner, said on Friday:
"Legitimate e-liquids are generally based on chemicals that are water-soluble, not oils that can cause acute lung injury. High levels of vitamin E acetate were found in nearly all cannabis-containing vapes tested by NYS Department of Health. Nobody should use illegal vape products."
Basically the oils found in CBD and THC vape liquids are what causes your lungs not to function correctly and can lead to sudden death.