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Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

Learn about the hidden dangers of E-cigarettes, why lack of regulation has put you in danger, and what do if you’ve been injured by the spontaneous combustion of your E-cigarette. 

After big tobacco was exposed for its tactics, dangers, and the deaths that it caused, it was only a matter of time before they figured out a new angle to get their product to consumers.  This product is known as the electronic cigarette, also called e-cigarettes, vaping, or juuling.

E-cigarettes work when a lithium-ion battery puts off a charge to heat a solution, which typically includes nicotine and chemicals for taste and smell, until it turns into a vapor that is then inhaled and exhaled However, the most important question remains: Are e-cigarettes safe?  The short answer is: no.  E-cigarettes are dangerous because they:

  • Can spontaneously heat up, catch fire, and explode
  • Contain cancer-causing chemicals, addictive nicotine, and toxins
  • Are not regulated by the FDA
  • Are promoted as safe alternatives to smoking traditional cigarettes, but are anything but safe
  • Are marketed to younger adults and are attractive to teenagers and children

(See https://www.centeronaddiction.org/e-cigarettes/about-e-cigarettes/10-surprising-facts-about-e-cigarettes.)

Serious Bodily Injury Warnings

The most immediate and frightening risk of e-cigs is that they can catch fire or explode without any notice.  This is particularly alarming given the fact they are designed to be carried in pockets close to your body inside of clothing that is easily flammable.  Moreover, in some cases they have exploded in the user’s face while being used resulting in horrific injuries.  (See http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/83020054-157.html)

If you or a loved one has been injured, scarred, burned, and/or maimed by an e-cigarette, your redress will likely be through a product liability lawsuit, which attacks the designer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of the hazardous product and/or its components, such as the lithium-ion battery.  These types of lawsuits are often complex as the opposition is usually well-funded and equipped with the best defense attorneys since so much is at stake for these companies.  Without immediately engaging a powerful Los Angeles law firm that has the resources and fortitude to hire the best experts and carry a case through trial, you may face an uphill battle in your pursuit of justice.

The Dominguez Firm has experienced burn injury lawyers to assist and get you the compensation you deserve.  If there is no recovery, there is no fee!  Call now for a free consultation at 800-818-1818.