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On Thursday, the Michigan House of Representatives approved a package of bills intended to reduce the health risks associated with vaping.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has identified Vitamin E acetate as "strongly linked" to a deadly outbreak of vaping-related lung damage. Thousands of people across the nation were hospitalized last year and dozens of people died from severe lung damage, including three in Michigan.

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The state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency is recalling more than 9,000 vape cartridges by a Detroit company.

The state says 8,020 of the cartridges were never sold, and will be destroyed. The other 1,360 cartridges were sold by Plan B Wellness in Detroit.

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State regulators have recalled their first marijuana products containing a problematic additive.

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency put emergency rules into place banning Vitamin E acetate in cannabis vaping products.  

Vitamin E acetate has been linked to a deadly vaping-related lung damage outbreak. State and federal health officials have traced about half of more than 2,300 cases of severe lung damage to vaping marijuana products containing Vitamin E acetate.  More than 50 people have died, including two people in Michigan. 

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Legislation speeding through the Michigan Legislature goes after businesses that sell vaping products with a specific additive.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has linked Vitamin E acetate to a majority of roughly 2,300 cases of severe lung damage connected to the use of vaping products. 48 people have died, including two in Michigan. 

It’s believed black market vendors use Vitamin E acetate to dilute THC oil for vaping products.