New York to subpoena firms selling substances linked to illicit vaping products

New York is pursuing producers of oils used in vaping products. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Lena H. Sun September 9 at 6:22 PM

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) said Monday he is ordering the state health department to issue subpoenas to three companies the department has identified as selling substances linked to the mysterious vaping-related lung illnesses that have sickened hundreds of people across the country.

The companies are marketing and selling “thickening agents” that can be used in black market vaping products that contain THC, the active ingredient in marijuana that produces the high. Dealers have been

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