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This is the headingCDC finally confirms: No nicotine-based e-cigs linked to ‘vaping-related’ illness

On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was forced to admit publicly that zero nicotine-based vapes can be linked to the “vaping-related” lung disorder of this past summer. Public health experts like Dr. Michael Siegel of Boston University have been very critical of the agency’s mishandling of the associated messaging campaign, calling its public warnings to avoid all vapor products “intentionally vague.” The truth always comes out eventually, Siegel foretold, and the real culprit– THC-enhanced cartridges – should have been made crystal clear in the early days of the mysterious outbreak to avoid an escalating death toll. Siegel was right on both counts. Today, each of the 50 states is now reporting at least one patient with e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury (EVALI), and the CDC has confirmed at least 25 EVALI-related deaths across 25 states