The FDA strengthened their stance recently, that although more time is required for the investigation to have a better understanding of vaping-related illnesses, reports and studies gathered from across the nation thus far points to THC-containing products.

A majority of the samples tested by the states or by the FDA related to this investigation have been identified as vaping products containing THC. Through this investigation, we have also found most of the patients impacted by these illnesses reported using THC-containing products, suggesting THC vaping products play a role in the outbreak.

United States Food & Drug Administration

Within submitted samples from various states, the FDA’s Forensic Chemistry Center examined the findings of other cannabinoids, opioids, cutting agents, pesticides, poisons, heavy metals, and toxins. This leading to the fact that patients are in possession of and using products laced with illicit substances from off the street.

CDC recommends that you should not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC. Most patients report a history of using tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing products. The latest national and state findings suggest products containing THC, particularly those obtained off the street or from other informal sources (e.g. friends, family members, illicit dealers), are linked to most of the cases and play a major role in the outbreak.

United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention

In an urgent warning, the FDA states to immediately stop using any THC-containing products or any vape products obtained through the black market.

Key Points:

  • THC and black market vape products are being well-known to the FDA, CDC, and accredited studies as a common factor to over one thousand of the reported vaping illnesses reported nationwide.