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What Is An E-Cigarette?
Electronic cigarettes are more commonly known as “e-cigs” or “vapes” or “vape pens.” An e-cigarette is a battery powered vaporizer that produces similar effects of smoking tobacco. E-cigarettes emit aerosol (vapor) as opposed to actual cigarette smoke. They tend to mimic the experience of smoking but with vaporized liquid nicotine instead of burned tobacco.
According to ECigOne.com, more than 300 e-cigarette explosions have been reported. These reports include:
- 219 incidents led to personal injury or death.
- 92 explosions occurred while charging.
- 97 events resulted in no injuries to people, resulted in animal death or severe property damage, including the house.
- 82 explosions occurred during use and inhalation.
- 75 explosions happened during transportation or unknown circumstances.
- 67 events involved spare battery fires while charging.
If you or a Loved One Have Suffered from an E-Cigarette Explosion it is Important that you Contact an Experienced E-cigarette Lawyer as soon as Possible.
What Are The Alleged E-Cigarette Side Effects Due to an Explosion?
- Severe Burns
- Facial and Limb Disfigurement
- Finger Amputations
- Loss of sight
- Various other injuries and damages.
Timeline of E-Cigarette Events
- May, 2016: A Tennessee man was inhaling his e-cigarette when the battery exploded. The explosion resulted in the man’s broken neck, knocked out teeth and severe burns to his mouth. He spent ten days in the hospital suffering from these injuries.
- May, 2016: A California man’s e-cigarette battery pack exploded while charging resulting in shrapnel in his eye. The man suffered from a broken eye socket, several broken sinus bones, and the loss of his eyeball. He later filed suit against the manufacturer and seller of the e-cigarette.
- June, 2016: A California man’s e-cigarette battery pack exploded while in use causing the man to suffer serious burns and cuts to his face.
- July, 2016: Massachusetts firefighters responded to a hotel room for reports of a man with second-degree burns after his e-cigarette battery pack exploding in his hand while charging.
- May, 2019: A federal judge orders the FDA to expedite testing and report on the harmful effects of e-cigarettes on youth in the United States today. Read More.
What is The FDA Doing about E-Cigarettes?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled to extend their regulatory power over the manufacturing, ingredients, marketing and design of e-cigarettes. Specifically, the FDA wants to include regulations that require consumers to be 18 years or older with photo identification proof of age to buy any e-cigarette products.
What are the Harmful Ingredients in E-Cigarettes?
The main appeal of e-cigarettes is that e-cigarettes are allegedly less harmful than traditional tobacco cigarettes. However, the FDA recently published a report on the testing of 18 samples of different flavorings and strengths of e-cigarette liquid. The report findings include:
- One sample contained diethylene glycol, which is an ingredient in antifreeze that is toxic to humans.
- Half of the samples detected levels of tobacco-specific nitrosamines that are carcinogenic to humans.
- Most samples contained “anabasine, myosmine, and β-nicotyrine” which are tobacco-specific impurities that are dangerous to humans.
- All but one of the cartridges labeled as “no nicotine” actually had low levels of nicotine.
- Three e-cigarette cartridges with the same label were tested and revealed that each cartridge emitted a markedly different amount of nicotine with each puff.
- One high-nicotine e-cigarette brand cartridge delivered twice the amount of nicotine compared to a sample of FDA approved nicotine inhalation for smoking cessation aids.
Are E-Cigarettes Addictive?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) speaks up about the impact of e-cigarettes on our country’s youth. The CDC has reported that the number of American children as young as the 6th and 8th grade who are using e-cigarettes rose from 2.1 million in 2017 to 3.6 million in 2018, making an increase of 1.5 million youth using e-cigarettes in just one year.
The fear surrounding e-cigarettes is the “path to addiction” for the next generation. The flavors of e-cigarettes, such as bubble gum, cola, cherry and chocolate, are particularly appealing to younger consumers. The CDC stated:
This is a serious concern because the overall impact of e-cigarette use on public health remains uncertain. In youths, concerns include the potential negative impact of nicotine on adolescent brain development, as well as the risk for nicotine addiction and initiation of the use of conventional cigarettes or other tobacco products.”
Along with the CDC, USA Today addressed the issue in their article E-Cigarettes’ Growing Popularity Poses Danger to Kids. This article addresses some of the same concerns that the CDC reports as USA Today stated:
Billed as a safer, cleaner way to get a nicotine fix, electronic cigarettes are surging in popularity. But some doctors and researchers say these smoking substitutes are far from harmless — especially to children.”
Why Hire Us?
If you or a loved one have suffered e-cigarette side effects, you should find an experienced e-cigarette lawyer familiar with new developments of e-cigarettes. You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. We are working with some of the more experienced e-cigarette lawyers in the country, who charge no fee unless you get money. Contact us 24/7 toll free or fill out a contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.