News of the planned legislation comes after leading e-cigarette distributor Juul Labs announced it will no longer sell their mint-flavored products, which are particularly popular among teens.
So far, there have been 2,051 cases of vaping associated illnesses, reported in every state, except for Alaska, as of November 5.
"For the first time we have detected a potential toxin of concern, vitamin E acetate, in biologic samples from patients with lung injuries associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products".
"These results are unacceptable and that is why we must reset the vapor category in the USA and earn the trust of society by working cooperatively with regulators, Attorneys General, public health officials and other stakeholders to combat underage use", K.C. Crosthwaite, CEO of Juul, said in a statement.
Public health officials revealed Friday vitamin E acetate has been found in the lungs of people suffering damage linked to vaping as President Trump said he wants to raise the legal age for vaping to 21.
Investigators had suspected the oil was implicated in the rash of illnesses from prior testing of products obtained on the black market.
"These new findings are significant", Dr. Anne Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the CDC, said during the update.
Vitamin E is used in several products, such as lotions and in supplements, but the CDC said there is a "big difference" in putting vitamin E on the skin or swallowing it in pill and in inhaling the oily vitamin. Eighty-six percent admitted that they have had vaped THC products.
Vitamin E acetate was discovered in the lung fluid samples of 29 patients from 10 states, according to the CDC. THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, was found in the majority of samples and nicotine was found in about half of samples. She added that the samples collected from the patients "provided evidence of vitamin E acetate at the primary site of injury in the lungs". The CDC has said that in a small percentage of confirmed illnesses, patients had reported using nicotine-only products.
The results were published on Friday in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
State health officials in NY had first identified vitamin E acetate from several samples collected in August that were analyzed by the Wadsworth Center lab.
Until the investigation is complete, the CDC suggests people refrain from using all vaping products with THC, no matter where people buy them. "While no definitive cause has been found, as I've said from the very beginning: if you don't know what you are smoking, don't smoke it".