A judge for the U.S. District Court of Maryland ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expedite their review of the affects e-cigarettes have on youth in the United States today. The judge is presiding over a lawsuit by the American Academy of Pediatrics against the FDA for failure to review the health effects of e-cigarettes. The court system, once again, has stepped up to protect our youth from harmful effects of new products.
Why are E-Cigarettes Considered Dangerous?
E-cigarettes are an inherently dangerous product due to its nicotine content. Now, an added danger lurks, as many users are experiencing explosions of their e-cigarette devices. These explosions cause serious harm to anyone in close contact with the device. Such harm includes severe burns, finger amputations, loss of sight, and more. E-cigarettes are still a new product with potential for defect. If you have experienced an e-cigarette injury, please call an experienced e-cigarette lawyer today as you may be entitled to compensation.
Why are Youth One of the Largest Consumers of E-Cigarettes?
E-cigarettes are an especially attractive product for youth for two reasons. First, the flavors, such as watermelon and bubble gum, are more enticing to youth than the original tobacco cigarette flavoring. In fact, the CDC reports that among high school students in 2018, 20.8% of students used e-cigarettes, while only 8.1% used regular cigarettes.
Second, there is an increased presence of “vaping” on social media. It is the age old fear of peer pressure in the modern era, as more youth engage in e-cigarette use online by posting pictures on sites such as Instagram. The CDC confirmed that “youth are more likely to use tobacco products if they see people their age using these products.” Social media adds a new type of pressure to youth to conform to the newest trends.
Contact an Experienced E-Cigarette Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered e-cigarette side effects, you should find an experience 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.