The main concern regarding e-cigarettes is the marketing towards youth with little to no data on the health effects. San Francisco is now the first city in the U.S. to halt the sale of e-cigarettes until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides a premarket review of the product.
Another task to add to the FDA’s already exhaustive list to research the health effects and regulate the e-cigarette industry. Just last month, a judge ordered the FDA to expedite the review process of the health effects e-cigarettes may have on young bodies. As a result, the FDA recently released a new marketing strategy to assist e-cigarette distributors in developing an approved marketing strategy. Read more.
Why Did California Ban E-Cigarettes?
The City of San Francisco claims the main motivation behind the e-cigarette sales ban is to prevent a future generation from becoming addicted to nicotine products. As a result, the city has banned the sale of e-cigarettes until the FDA has fully reported on the health effects it may have on the public. In addition, this ban is also a result of a recent concern of the sale of nicotine products to minors in San Francisco. Vaping has become such a fad among youth that many consider it an epidemic.
Why Are E-Cigarettes Considered Dangerous?
The initial fear regarding e-cigarettes that sparked lawsuits across the U.S. was the risk of e-cigarette explosions. Many people experienced harmful explosions randomly while using their e-cigarette. These explosions have led to scarring and amputations as well as death. Now, the public health concern is surrounding the less visible health effects.
In a report just last month, doctors from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology explained that different e-cigarette flavorings have varying detrimental effects on endothelial cells. Endothelial cells are the main combatants against cardiovascular disease. Meaning that some e-cigarette flavorings, like cinnamon specifically, harm the endothelial cells resulting in an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Read more.
Contact an Experienced E-Cigarette Lawyer Today!
If you or a loved one has suffered e-cigarette side effects, you should find an experienced e-cigarette lawyer familiar with the new developments. You could be entitled to compensation for your 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 at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form to receive a free (no obligation) case evaluation today.