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Dangers of e-cigarettes may warrant legal claims for damages

On Behalf of | Jul 9, 2021 | Defective Products

Smoking is a habit that affects many Louisiana residents. Despite the known health risks that smoking imposes on individuals, men and women across the nation smoke out of both pleasure and addiction. Some of the contents of cigarettes are addictive, and some who smoke do so because their bodies feel as though they need the cigarettes to function.

In the last few years, however, e-cigarettes have become a popular alternative to regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes like those made and marketed by JUUL do not have to be lit but still deliver chemicals to users’ bodies like traditional cigarettes. Makers of e-cigarettes have tried to claim that they are healthy, but unfortunately e-cigarettes pose health dangers to users, many of whom are under the age of 18.

Health dangers of e-cigarettes

Like traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes contain nicotine, an addictive drug. Due to the design of e-cigarettes, users can inhale tiny particles of both nicotine and the flavorings that manufacturers use to market their products into their lungs. The inhalation of these chemicals can cause serious lung damage and disease in some users.

Wrongful marketing practices

As mentioned, e-cigarettes are often marketed based on their unique and specific flavors. These flavors may appeal to users who enjoy the taste of using e-cigarettes, but the use of flavors may be a dangerous practice as it can cause minors to seek out and use e-cigarettes despite their age. Louisiana law prohibits the marketing of nicotine and vaping products to minors. Manufacturers who engage in these practices with the known risks of e-cigarettes may be held liable for the damage they inflict on e-cigarette uses through their manufacturing and marketing practices.

The dangers of e-cigarettes are real and the damage that they can inflict is extensive. Victims young and old can suffer serious health problems from their use, and manufacturers like JUUL engage in dangerous practices that put the health of their consumers in the path of harm. Personal injury lawyers can help victims of e-cigarette losses to seek damages and compensation for their injuries.