How does lipoid pneumonia lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)?
The vaping illnesses that have been happening on the news in the United States are being caused by the federal prohibition on marijuana. Smugglers will legally go to recreational marijuana dispensaries in legal states and purchase cartridges that contain about a gram of "wax". Proper cartridges will use polyethylene glycol, polypropylene glycol, or vegetable glycerin to suspend the THC for vaporizing, but the smugglers have been known to open up the tank and remove some of the wax and refill the remaining volume with Vitamin E Oil. These tampered cartridges are then sold on the black market to recreational and medical consumers in illegal states.
Edit: So, I was on some conspiracy shtuff when I wrote this post because I was worried about impurities in my vapes killing me. I don't want to take this down because I want my cognitive distortion to remain visible as a reminder of how we can succumb to biased reasoning. Also, the answer I marked correct contextualized the fragmented information of which I was aware and attempted to give me an improved framework for understanding the terms I was using incorrectly as a layman.