FDA Bans E-cigarette Sales to Minors
E-cigarettes (E-cigs) have become all the rage in recent years, particularly among millennials. “Vaping,” as it’s called, referring to the fact that its tobacco vapor that is inhaled as opposed to nicotine smoke, has been heralded as a healthier way to feed the habit instead of smoking or chewing tobacco. But, recent studies have indicated that vaping E-cigs is not completely harm free. This could be part of the reason the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently made it illegal to sell E-cigs to people under the age of 18 years old. This ban on the sale of vaping devices to minors is part of the FDA’s assuming regulation of hookah tobacco, pipe tobacco, and premium cigars in the same way as they regulate traditional tobacco-based cigarettes and cigars. The ban on selling vaping devices to people under the age of 18 goes into affect in the summer of 2016.
In addition to lung damage and addiction issues, a major health concern involving E-cigs is the possibility of explosions. There have been numerous reports of incidences of E-cigarettes exploding while being used, in someone’s pocket, or while being charged. These explosions have resulted in severe injuries, including burns, lost teeth, tongue injuries, and eye injuries. The possibility of explosions has caused the Transportation Security Administration to ban bringing a vaping device on any flight, neither on one’s person nor in their luggage.
Manufacturers of a product have a duty to ensure the products they market to the public are safe. Failure to do so makes the manufacturer liable for any injuries caused by the product. If you have been injured by an E-cigarette, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses, including medical bills, lost wages, and permanent impairments. To get the financial settlement you deserve, you’ll need to be represented by a Jacksonville e-cig injury attorney.
Farah & Farah has been successfully representing Florida injury victims since 1979, securing substantial settlements on behalf of our clients. Call Farah & Farah for a free consultation by dialing (800) 533-3555 today.