CDC: More people obtain THC vapes from family, friends than dispensaries

New CDC data show that most people suffering from a vaping-related lung illness reported using products containing THC.

New CDC data show that most people suffering from a vaping-related lung illness reported using products containing THC. More than three-quarters of those patients—78%—said they obtained the products through "informal" sources, such as friends, family, dealers, or other sources. Only 16% said they acquired a THC-vaping device from a commercial source. According to the data, young patients—especially those aged 13-17 years—were more likely to acquire THC- and nicotine-containing products from informal sources compared with adults. As of January 7, nearly 2,000 patients with vaping-related lung illness had reported what types of devices they were using and where they had obtained them. In all, 82% of those individuals reported using THC products, with a third saying they used THC products exclusively.