Electronic Cigarettes or “E-Cigarettes” have become a popular alternative to smoking regular cigarettes for a number of reasons, one of them being health. However, E-Cigarette lawsuits have been recently filed in alleging that the chemicals used in the products are harmful. Recently, an individual in California filed a lawsuit against manufacturer R.J. Reynolds claiming that their brand of E-Cigarettes contains cancer causing ingredients and that the manufacturer allegedly has not adequately warned consumers of the dangers of using such products.
Do E-Cigarette Manufacturers Have To Give Cancer Warnings?
In general, most states have some type of laws that require manufactures to warn consumers if their product causes cancer. For example, California requires labeling of any product marketed in the state with warnings if they contain carcinogens or reproductive toxicants. However, E-Cigarette manufacturers assert that they do not actually know whether their products actually cause cancer. Nevertheless, consumers are now filing E-cigarette lawsuits claiming that manufacturers are intentionally not warning consumers of dangerous ingredients found in their products that have already been known to cause cancer. For example, an individual filed a lawsuit in September 2015, in a California court, claiming that an E-Cigarette company violated California law by failing to include a risk of exposure to carcinogens in its marketing material and labels. They are making this claim because the manufacturer includes formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, chemicals already known to cause cancer, in their E-Cigarettes. The individual alleges that the E-Cigarette manufacturer is intentionally deceiving customers by not informing them that they are at risk for cancer from being exposed to these chemicals.
Why Are There No Cancer Warnings?
The problem is that there is insufficient information available because E-Cigarettes are relatively new. Therefore, there is currently no leading study on the long-term health effects of the chemicals used in E-Cigarettes. In addition, there is no current approval process before E-Cigarettes are sold to the public. Consumers and public health advocates have been waiting for over five years for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to answer these types of health concerns and issue regulations on the E-Cigarette industry. In the meantime, E-Cigarette users are claiming that they have been experiencing harmful side effects and are concerned that they might have been exposed to cancer causing ingredients.
Speak With An E-Cigarette Lawyer
If you or someone you know has suffered side effects after using E-Cigarettes, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our firm is working with experienced E-Cigarette lawyers who are investigating these cases. They may be able to file an E-Cigarette lawsuit for you and they charge no fee unless you win an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us toll free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online.