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E-Cigarette Vaping Product Explodes – Causes Catastrophic Injuries to 14 Year Old Boy

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Despite the growing number of injuries attributed to e-cigarette and vaping product use, manufacturers continue to claim the products are a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes. Recent reports dispute this, including: A Harvard study that showed dangerous levels of a lung-destroying chemical called diacetyl,[i] Cases of lung injuries and pneumonia from vaping,[ii] and, Evidence of… Continue Reading

E-Cigarette Companies Marketing to America’s Youth

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While there is no doubt that e-cigarettes are dangerous, a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents a much greater problem that has previously been overlooked. According to the study, approximately 18.3 million middle school and high school students were exposed to at least one source of e-cigarette advertising in 2014…. Continue Reading

Respiratory Problems Another Potential Hazard for E-Cigarette Users

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From 2013 to 2014, the global market for e-cigarettes and e-liquids has nearly doubled to $6 billion, with the U.S. accounting for nearly half that amount. That is a staggering number in sales for an otherwise relatively new product. Overall, the e-cigarette industry markets their product as the safe alternative to smoking, and even claims… Continue Reading

Buyer Beware: Another E-Cigarette Explodes, Causing Fire

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You read that correctly. The so-called “safe” alternative to cigarettes can used to start a fire—not intentionally, of course. Unfortunately for a man from North Bay, Alabama, the fire started after he attempted to smoke his e-cigarette. Reports indicate that while the man was using the e-cigarette, it exploded in his mouth and the resulting… Continue Reading

Iowa State University Enacts a New Policy to Prohibit E-Cigarettes on Its Campus

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As the e-cigarette industry has exploded over the last decade, regulation has yet to follow suit. However, in spite of the lack of formal regulation of the product, there is a growing trend to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in the same locations where smoking traditional cigarettes are prohibited. Iowa State University recently adopted this… Continue Reading

E-Cigarettes and the Exploding Nicotine Dependent Population

Posted in Injury Law, Legal Updates, Product Liability

Studies have shown that approximately 20 million Americans use, or have used, an e-cigarette. This particular worldwide industry is estimated to be worth over $3 billion annually, and some estimates project that the industry will be worth over $10 billion by 2017. Furthermore, the e-cigarette industry advertises their product as a “safe” alternative to actual… Continue Reading

If You Smoke an E-Cigarette, You Might Break Your Cheek Bone, Suffer a Concussion, Lose a Finger, Or Require a Skin Graft

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If you’re from the Philadelphia area and you’re a major soccer fan, it’s possible you’ve heard of Daniel “Danny” Califf.  Mr. Califf is the former captain of the Philadelphia Union team in Major League Soccer.  However, you probably have not heard of Mr. Califf’s injuries, which he suffered as a result of an exploding E-Cigarette…. Continue Reading