Counterfeit ‘Dank Vapes’ among products linked to lung illnesses

The number of products under investigation illustrates why it’s been so difficult for health officials to zero in on any one culprit.

“Among all 86 patients in our study, 234 unique e-cigarette or vaping products across 87 different brands were reported,” Dr. Jennifer Layden, Illinois’ chief medical officer, said.

No single brand was reported by all patients, but one did stand out: Dank Vapes. Sixty-six percent of patients in Wisconsin and Illinois said they’d used that brand.