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Top federal health officials see Vitamin E acetate as a potential culprit in the vaping-related lung illnesses that have sickened thousands and killed 39 people.
Why it matters: This is the first time "scientists have been able to connect results from product testing with clinical specimens from patients, the CDC's Anne Schuchat said.
The big picture: "Vitamin E acetate, an oil derived from the vitamin, has already been identified in previous testing ... in vape products that contain THC."
Flashback: In early September, state and federal health authorities homed in on vitamin E acetate as they tried to determine the cause of vaping-related illnesses. The compound turned up in marijuana products that patients had used.
Employees line the balconies and escalators of the Lloyd's of London building during a service of Remembrance on November 8, 2019 in London, England.
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Alabama and LSU are ready for a #1 versus #2 showdown for the first time in 8 years, this time with a president expected to attend, the AP reports.