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Study Finds Lung Injuries Tied to Contaminated Vapes Less Common Where Homegrown Marijuana Is Allowed

The 2019 outbreak of e-cigarette and vaping-associated lung injuries (EVALI) sickened over 2800 patients, causing 68 deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Vitamin E acetate (an additive most commonly found in informally sourced vaporizable marijuana concentrates) was identified as the outbreak’s primary cause.
A recent study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence found that states that allow home cultivation had a 60 percent lower EVALI (e-cigarette and vaping-associated lung injury) incidence compared to those that forbid it.
According to the report funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in states where cannabis was legal for adults, …
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