How Safe Are E-Cigarettes Anyway?
Posted November 23rd, 2015 by Anthony Carbone, PC.
Categories: Personal Injury.
Let’s face it: Being a smoker in this day and age is definitely frowned upon. With the price of cigarettes increasing on a daily basis and the areas where you can smoke decreasing, it may be easier to quit smoking than to actually smoke. In an effort to help smokers stop, tobacco companies have created e-cigarettes, an electronic device that simulates smoking a cigarette. Many people believe that smoking e-cigarettes are much safer than smoking a real cigarette. However, that’s not really the case.
Besides the fact that many e-cigarettes can contain nicotine, the addictive drug found in any tobacco product. So if you stop smoking your e-cigarette, you can experience the same withdrawal symptoms as you would from smoking a cigarette. But that’s not the only dangerous factor of these devices – you can also end up with a very nasty burn.
Lawsuits have recently been filed in California after three men claim their e-cigarettes had exploded during use. According to the suits, the e-cigarettes along with their components, are unsafe because companies are failing to warn people of the dangers. What happens is if the e-cigarette is charged at the wrong voltage, the device will become overheated and can explode. Since the e-cigarette business is still rather new, the industry is still pretty much unregulated so the usual safeguards for consumers are not in place.
If you’ve been injured after an e-cigarette explosion, we’re here to help. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation.