For decades, the world has been aware of the dangers of smoking cigarettes. Countless studies have shown the high correlation between smoking and the development of cancer, as well as other deadly diseases. While smoking traditional cigarettes is still a significant part of many cultures, it seems that the new fad of “vaping” has risen to an even greater prominence for some in recent years. Vape pens vaporize liquid nicotine, as opposed to burning tobacco, and were designed as a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes. But how much healthier the product actually is remains a question for debate, particularly considering recent cases that have seen vape pens combust or shoot projectiles when used, causing serious injury. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert products liability attorney at 617-787-3700.
Aiming to provide answers to some of the pressing questions about the safety of vaping, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine recently conducted a comprehensive study on the effect of vaping. Some of the key findings include: (1) young people who use vape pens are significantly more likely to start smoking real cigarettes; (2) exposure to potentially toxic substances is indeed much lower in vape pens; (3) teens using vape pens generally see an increase in coughing, wheezing, and other respiratory-related issues; and (4) second-hand exposure to nicotine is far milder with vape pens than with cigarettes.
While these findings suggest that, in some areas, vaping can indeed be healthier than cigarettes, it still poses a substantial heath danger, as well as an increased risk of taking up cigarettes anyway.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that was the result of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Massachusetts attorney specialists at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!