Photo Title: Teen vaping is now getting popular due to discreet vaping devices
Author: Sarah Johnson
Have you received a diagnosis of or hospitalization for a lung injury following use of e-cigarettes or a vaping device? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. The Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are now investigating a multistate outbreak of lung disease associated with e-cigarette product use.
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The FDA has recently issued warning notifications against Juul Labs for marketing their e-cigarette products to minors and for engaging in activities which were not approved including outreach programs to schools.
These programs may have encouraged minors and young adults to start smoking, particularly as they have been promoted as "modified risk" implying that there was less harm in using them. Juul and other e-cigarette companies have also been soundly criticized for promoting use of their products by selling "candy" flavors.
Hundreds of cases of vape-related lung illnesses have already been reported and the number continues to climb. The ages of victims range from teenagers to older adults, many of whom thought that vaping would be safer than smoking. In the past year alone, vaping among high schoolers has increased 78%. Click on the image below to learn more about the epidemic from the FDA Center for Tobacco Products.
Officials at the CDC have said that potentially harmful ingredients in e-cigarette aerosol or vape "smoke" may include:
• Ultrafine particles
• Volatile organic compounds
• Cancer-causing chemicals
• Vitamin E acetate
Other chemicals have yet to be identified but officials are largely concerned about the vitamin E acetate used in many of the "candy-flavored" vape liquids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that the illnesses are a "top priority" for the agency and investigation is ongoing.