Electronic Cigarette Lawyers
In recent years electronic cigarettes have gained tremendous popularity eating away at traditional tobacco sales and creating a booming billion-dollar industry. Commonly marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic smoking devices include e-cigarettes, e-pipes and e-hookahs with over 7,000 e-cig flavors being marketed in stores and online. E-cigarettes work by vaporizing a liquid solution in the device that typically includes nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals. The styles of devices vary, but all usually have a battery that heats an “e-liquid” creating a nicotine-enhanced vapor to inhale.
According to MedLine Plus, a consumer health resource provided by the National Institutes for Health (NIH), electronic smoking devices have been marketed for several uses including:
- To use as a safer alternative to tobacco products
- To “smoke” without getting addicted
- To use as a tool to help you quit smoking
However, recent research has uncovered extreme health dangers associated with electronic smoking devices and consumers have not been adequately informed of these risks by the manufacturers.
E-Cigarette Dangers and Health Risks
According to the FDA, numerous adverse events have occurred as a result of electronic cigarettes. Injuries that have been reported include:
- E-Cigarette Fire & E-Cigarette Explosion Risk
- E-Liquids & E-Juices Contain Toxic Chemicals
- Nicotine &/or chemical poisoning
- Child Exposure
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Other Health Problems