Vaping and Mainstream use
Vaping has become more and more mainstream over the past couple of years. It has been marketed as a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes. It has caught on based on the logic that water vapor is less harmful than cigarette smoke, which contains carcinogens. It also doesn't have the offensive odor and taste that traditional cigarettes do.
Vaping Side Effects
It was only a matter of time before medical studies would shed more light on vaping and e-cigarettes. New studies are beginning to show the harmful side effects of vaping and e-cigarette use. In a study by the Journal of Clinical Investigation, e-cigarettes can lower the immune system built into your lungs. Their finding conclude that long term vaping and e-cigarette use can alter the way your lungs function. They aren't as quick to fight off illnesses caused by viral pathogens.
Specifically, mice exposed to influenza showed enhanced inflammation and tissue damage. This can mean that if an individual is a habitual vape or e-cigarette user, their ability to fight off viruses will be significantly lessened. Another thing that they found was that these effects were independent of nicotine, meaning nicotine did not have to be present in order for these effects to occur.
It is estimated that 10 million US adults and over 3 million high school age adolescents are active e-cigarette users. Such a massive user based have increased interest in studying the long term effects of vape device usage.
While this still leaves a lot of room for additional findings, it definitely opens the door to more scrutiny over the use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices. It is apparent that prolongs exposure to vaping can lead to damage to the lungs. The extent of that damage in unknown at this time, due to the short period of time that vaping has become mainstream.
If you or a loved one have become permanently injured from vaping or smoking e-cigarettes, you may be entitled to compensation. Difficulty breathing or the inability to function from permanent injury can lead to lost wages, medical costs, and loss of the quality of life. Our experienced Vaping Lawsuit Attorneys are here to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Let Us Review Your Case for Free
If you suffered complications from vaping, the team from The Law Offices of Betz and Baril can take legal action on your behalf. We pursue compensation for you, building a strong case on your behalf. Our team conducts a full investigation to learn the facts of your case. As a part of this investigation, we identify and collect:
- Medical bills
- Tax forms and wage statements
- Any proof of your pain and suffering
- Other documentation of your losses and expenses
Talk to a Vaping Lawsuit Attorney
If you or a loved one suffered complications after vaping or smoking e-cigarettes , the team from the Law Offices of Betz and Baril is here to help. We offer free case reviews and can help you understand your legal options.
We handle all e-cigarette cases on a contingency fee basis, so you won't owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you.
Call us today at 865-888-8888 for your free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team.
No related posts.