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What Is An E-Cigarette?
An Electronic Cigarette, more commonly known as an “E-Cig” or Personal Vaporizer, is a battery powered vaporizer, which produces effects that are very similar to tobacco smoking. Electronic cigarettes produce an aerosol (vapor) as opposed to actual cigarette smoke. They are used to mimic the experience of smoking, but vaporize a liquid nicotine instead of burn tobacco.
According to ECigOne.com, more than 150 e-cigarette explosions have been reported. These reports include:
- 101 incidents led to personal injury or death.
- 73 explosions occurred while charging.
- 67 events resulted in no injuries to people, resulted in animal death or severe property damage, including the house.
- 45 explosions occurred during use and inhalation.
- 28 explosions happened during transportation or unknown circumstances.
- 22 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-Cigarettes Events
- May, 2016: A man in Tennessee smoking his e-cigarette had his neck broken, teeth knocked out and severe burns to his mouth after the battery exploded while in use. He spent ten days in the hospital due to his injuries.
- May, 2016: While charging his e-cigarette, a California man received shrapnel from the exploding battery pack in his eye, leading to a broken eye socket and several sinus bones, along with losing his eyeball. He later filed suit against the manufacturer and seller of the product.
- June, 2016: A man in California smoking his e-cigarette suffered serious burns and cuts to his face after the battery pack exploded while in use.
- July, 2016: Firefighters are called to a hotel in Massachusetts after a man received second-degree burns after his e-cigarette battery pack exploded in his hand while charging.
What is The FDA Doing About E-Cigarettes?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ruled that they will extend their regulatory power over the manufacturing, ingredients, marketing and design of e-cigarettes. Some of this regulation includes that a consumer must be 18 years old and prove it with a photo ID in order to buy an e-cigarette.
What Are The Harmful Ingredients In E-Cigarettes?
A major marketing factor for E-Cigarettes is that they are allegedly less harmful than traditional tobacco cigarettes. However, the FDA recently published an analysis in which they analyzed 18 samples of various flavors and strengths of the liquid. They allegedly found:
- One of the analyzed samples contained diethylene glycol, which is an ingredient in antifreeze that is toxic to humans.
- Certain tobacco-specific nitrosamines which are human carcinogens were detected in half of the samples tested.
- Most samples contained “anabasine, myosmine, and β-nicotyrine” which are tobacco-specific impurities that are alleged of being unsafe to humans.
- All but one of the cartridges labeled as “no nicotine” actually had low levels of nicotine.
- Three different electronic cigarette cartridges with the same label were tested and each cartridge emitted a markedly different amount of nicotine with each puff.
- One high-nicotine cartridge delivered twice as much nicotine to users when the vapor from that electronic cigarette brand was inhaled than was delivered by a sample of the nicotine inhalation product (used as a control) approved by the FDA for use as a smoking cessation aid.
Are E-Cigarettes Addictive?
The Centers for Disease Control (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 have tried e-cigarettes doubled from 2011 to 2012, from 3.3% to 6.8%.
The fear with these new and innovative cigarettes is that they are paving a “path to addiction” for the next generation because of their particularly appealing flavors like bubble gum, cola, cherry, and chocolate. 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.
“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-Cig 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.