Almost a dozen people have been taken to the hospital and treated for severe lung damage. The patients are fairly young, ranging from their teens to ’30s. The common denominator is that they all seem to be harmed by vaping. Dr. Diana Zukerman, the president of the National Center for Health Research expressed her concern over the vaping epidemic. “The vast majority of people who smoke started as children or as young teens, and yet you don’t hear about people getting lung cancer until their 40s, 50s, 60s,” she told CBS news. Smokers never would end up in the hospital in their teens. Now, teens and young adults are being hospitalized regularly due to vaping. Everything from lung damage to vape products exploding, has sent kids to the hospital.
There have been a number of extreme cases of teens harmed by vaping. One 18-year-old in Florida suffered a collapsed lung after using his JUUL for a year. Studies have shown that chemicals linked to cancer end up in some vape juices. Even products without nicotine have these toxins.
What are Vape Pens
E-cigarettes, or “vape pens” are devices marketed as the healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes. They come in a vast array of flavors ranging from plain tobacco to birthday cake. Many smokers switch to vaping because of lower health risks or to lower their craving for nicotine. Unfortunately, former smokers are not the only consumers of vape pens. On top of this, it seems like the lower health risks may not be completely true due, after considering the previous reports. They are growing more and more popular with young teens in middle and high school. The CDC predicts that the use of e-cigarettes will increase rapidly by the end of this year.
Injured by a Vape Pen? Contact The Law Giant
At Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers, we understand how traumatic and dangerous vape pens can be. That’s why we are committed to helping victims recover compensation through product liability lawsuits. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a vape pen or JUUL product, contact our firm today at (866) 523-4167 to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.