Vaping and Consumer Safety

Consumer alerts were put into place to protect consumers when it comes to defective products and other issues that may arise regarding business and consumer issues. One of the bigger issues hitting the news in recent months has to do with e-cigarettes.

When it comes to federal, state, and local regulatory complexity and all the unknowns surrounding e-cigarettes, its future is unclear.

Many retailers are discussing the possibility of discontinuing the sale of all of their electronic nicotine delivery products, and some have even raised the age for buying tobacco products in their establishments to 21 years old.

Vaping Health Scares


The health scares related to vaping are growing in number and are hitting the news more and more often as well. More than 500 people have become sick, and approximately eight have died from a vape-related lung disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Juul Pods and Vaping


Juul Labs claims that just one Juul pod contains the same amount of nicotine that can be found in one pack of cigarettes. There are no filters either, so if you use a Juul, you are being exposed to 100 percent of the nicotine. With cigarettes, some of that nicotine content is lost in the filter as it is being smoked.

These high levels of nicotine may be cytotoxic. They are now researching its side effects to see if it causes an addiction to nicotine, reactive airway disease, popcorn lung, bronchitis, cardiovascular injuries, and more.

Centers for Disease Control


Following the first death that was related to severe lung disease from electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices, the CDC issued a statement regarding these devices and how little information is actually available about its related harm and side effects. So, they are now warning about the potential dangers that may exist.

Consumer Claims


With Juul and other electronic nicotine delivery devices becoming so popular, they are also appealing to the younger generation as well because of their design and the availability of different flavors to choose from. Some suits are claiming that they are marketing these products to younger people and are causing an addiction for teens.

Some also claim that these companies are neglecting to advertise the high amount of nicotine that is contained in their products. The patients who are reportedly developing severe lung illnesses to these electronic cigarettes are predominantly teens and young adults.

However, before any of these claims can be proven or disproven, extensive research needs to be done in order for us to better understand the health implications that may come hand in hand with vaping.

Consumer Responsibility


With so many major retailers and establishments making advancements when it comes to how they sell these products; we see small steps of progression in the right direction. As a retailer, they need to sell legal products responsibly to consumers.

If you or a loved one have suffered from any kind of vaping related illness, then you may be able to take legal steps by filing a claim against the vape manufacturer.

However, with so many unknowns, this is a difficult and bumpy road to travel, so you should always seek the counsel of an experienced attorney to discuss any kind of personal injury case or claim you may have due to defective products or other consumer issues. 


 

Client Testimonials

Attorney David Goldman has been exceptional in the process of helping me through the case. He has always been easy to reach, whether by phone or email, and has thorough knowledge and explains clearly in depth so you feel safe and confident in your lawyer

I used Michael Babboni and his paralegal, Nicole Moore for a legal matter. They went above and beyond my expectations. During the entire process there was constant communication with both Michael and Nicole. They were extremely organized and on top of my case, which I am very grateful for. Michael truly had my best interests at heart and he was very genuine. I plan on referring Michael to all family and friends and will continue to use him in the future.

I dealt most with Mr. Fernandez. I didn’t know a lot about this process. He took the time to speak with me individually, in person, to explain everything. It was very helpful to actually know and understand the process and what to expect. He closed my case quickly, which was nice that it was not prolonged! I appreciated his hard work and getting me what I felt I deserved after my car accident. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an honest and reliable lawyer to assist you with your case!

I hired Mr. Walsh after an automobile accident this past March. He and his entire staff were extremely professional. They kept me informed every step of the way and settled my case in a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help.

Get Your Free Case Review

Fill out my online form.

Law Offices Near You

Sarasota Office

Sarasota

941-954-1234

3550 S Tamiami Trail, 3rd Floor Sarasota Florida 34239

Bradenton Office

Bradenton

941-752-7000

5291 Office Park Blvd. Bradenton Florida 34203

St. Petersburg Office

St. Petersburg

727-381-9200

6446 Central Avenue St. Petersburg Florida 33707

Venice Office

Venice

941-496-9555

3986 S. Tamiami Trail Venice Florida 34293

Englewood Office

Englewood

941-474-4800

2960 S. McCall Rd Englewood Florida 34224

Port Charlotte Office

Port Charlotte

941-613-1141

3986 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte Florida 33952

Arcadia Office

Arcadia

863-494-0122

10 South DeSoto Avenue Arcadia Florida 34266

Fort Myers Office

Fort Myers

239-332-0770

8359 Beacon Blvd Fort Myers Florida 33907

Lakeland Office

Lakeland

863-683-5600

5137 S. Lakeland Dr. Lakeland Florida 33813

Get personal attention from a lawyer with decades of experience.


 
×