Vaping has become trendy over the past few years. E-cigarettes are a symbol of the new area, and similar to how regular cigarettes were commonplace within all forms of media, e-cigs are slowly becoming a widely accepted alternative.
One of the biggest misconceptions about vaping, however, is that it’s not as destructive or damaging as regular cigarettes. Still, because vape pens contain nicotine, there is always a high chance of the user developing addicting habits.
Even more concerning, recent studies suggest that there are other sinister impacts that e-cigs can have on their users. If you’ve sustained vaping-related injuries, reach out to a highly regarded personal injury lawyer. Continue reading to learn examples of the dangers associated with vaping products.
The Risk of Vaping
Nicotine is inside of many e-cigs, and this substance is notoriously addictive. For developing teenagers, nicotine can negatively impact their development and cause future problems. Users who vape are also more likely to transition into cigarette smokers, which cause lung cancer and a host of other health problems.
Vaping is similar to the act of smoking a cigarette. For this reason, vaping is seen as a potential gateway into cigarettes for both teens and adults.
The potential for e-cigs to explode is also a high probability for its users. Vaping pens that are poorly constructed or have specific defects can cause significant facial damage or worse when they explode.
Vaping Lung Injuries
Users who vape expose themselves to various amounts of chemicals. To produce unique flavors, vaping companies will experiment with a variety of substances to stand out within the vape industry. Although there is nothing wrong with differentiating your product, some of the elements are under suspicion for causing cancer.
Recently, lung-related injuries resulting from the use of e-cig products have plagued various amounts of users. Vaping pens containing THC are causing lung injury for the users of these e-cigs. The death toll for THC-infused vape pens is at thirty-nine deaths.
Although officials are currently investigating the potentially harmful effects of e-cigs as a whole, studies are still underway. However, because of the recent outbreak of lung-related deaths, the CDC strongly advises against purchasing and using vape pens featuring THC.
Winning Compensation for Your Vape Injuries
Vaping is a new trend that has taken the world by storm. In the last few years, teens and adults have strongly embraced this new form of nicotine. However, when a defective or malfunctioning product hurts you, you deserve compensation for any damages that resulted from your product use.
If you lost your loved one because of e-cigs, you deserve compensation on behalf of your family member. By calling us or filling out the below form, you’ll speak with an attorney from Christensen Law who will help you win compensation for your damages.