E-Cigarette Study Shows Teenagers More Likely To Smoke After Using E-Cigarettes While E-Cigarette Lawsuits Allege Electronic Cigarettes Manufacturers Fail To Warn That E-Cigarettes Could Explode And Cause Severe Burns.
A study has found that U.S. teenagers who smoke electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are more than twice as likely to start smoking traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes are also the subject of e-cigarette explosion lawsuits being filed against e-cigarette manufacturers and distributers alleging users of their products suffer severe burns on their face, hands, legs and other body parts when the e-cigarette or its lithium ion battery explodes.
Southern Med Law is currently investigating E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuits
Southern Med Law is currently investigating E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuits and is offering free legal E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuit reviews to those who believe they have been harmed by exploding e-cigarettes and suffered severe burns. To speak with one of the firm’s E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuit attorneys, please call 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out the online form.
Reuters E-Cigarette Health report
Reuters Health reports on a study from the University of Hawaii Cancer Center in Honolulu of more than 2,300 high school students in Hawaii. Researchers surveyed teenagers when they were 15 years old and again the following year. Of those surveyed the first time, 31 percent said they had smoked an e-cigarette at least once and 15 percent had smoked traditional cigarettes. One year later, 38 percent of the teenagers said they had smoked an e-cigarette and 21 percent smoked traditional cigarettes. Teens who said they never smoked at the beginning of the survey were about 2.9 times more likely to report smoking traditional cigarettes in the second survey. According to Thomas Wills, the study’s lead author, there is now evidence from longitudinal studies that e-cigarettes increase the likelihood that teenagers will start to smoke.
[reuters.com/article/us-health-teens-ecigarettes-smoking-idUSKCN0V52FW,Reuters, January 27, 2016]
Teenagers who use e-cigarettes are not only placing their health at risk, but also risking personal injuries from e-cigarette explosions. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), 25 incidents of explosion or fire involving e-cigarettes were reported between 2009 and 2014. Of those incidents, nine involved injuries. The products are not regulated by any federal agency but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked the White House to extend its authority so that it can regulate electronic tobacco products.
E-cigarettes entered the U.S. market in 2007 and quickly became popular among people who want to quit smoking or cut back on smoking traditional tobacco products. E-cigarettes are powered by lithium-ion batteries and simulate conventional cigarette smoking by producing a heated vapor of liquid nicotine which the smoker inhales. The batteries, however, have the potential to explode, according to the USFA. Due to their shape, e-cigarettes are more likely than other products with lithium batteries to act like “flaming rockets” when a battery fails.
Southern Med Law is currently investigating E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuits and is offering free legal reviews to those who believe they have been harmed by exploding e-cigarettes and suffered severe burns. To speak with one of the firm’s E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuit attorneys, please call 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out the online form. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the up to date news and reports.
E-cigarette explosion lawsuits are being filed across the country, according to news reports and court documents. The lawsuits allege that manufacturers and distributors fail to warn users about the explosion risk associated with e-cigarettes and its batteries. In October, a California woman was awarded $1.9 million by a Riverside County Superior Court jury for the second-degree burns she sustained when the e-cigarette battery she was charging in her vehicle exploded. (Case No. RIC1306769, Superior Court of the State of California, County of Riverside)
About Southern Med Law And Filing An E-Cigarette explosion Lawsuit
Southern Med Law is a patient and consumer advocacy organization providing legal representation to the victims of negligent personal injuries, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, faulty medical devices and defective products. Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, the legal staff at Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They’re not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.
Southern Med Law is currently investigating E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuits and is offering free legal reviews to those who believe they have been harmed by exploding e-cigarettes and suffered severe burns. To speak with one of the firm’s E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuit attorneys, please call 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out the online form.
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