Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

FOLLOW US: 

October 17, 2019

Your Body on Vaping: Here’s What We Know

Article: How E-Cigarette Products Affect You Mentally and Physically


New stories flood the news every day about people being injured by a mysterious lung illness linked to vaping, but few understand the toll e-cigarette use takes on the human body.

The CDC reports that nearly 1,500 individuals have been hospitalized with injuries associated with the use of e-cigarettes. Patients experience painful symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing, chest pain, and nausea, many of which quickly turn severe. As of October 15, thirty-three people have died from their vaping-related injuries, confirmed across 24 states.

While investigators are still searching for a common vaping product or device linked to all cases, health officials recommend not using e-cigarette or vaping products until the specific cause of these illnesses has been identified.

However, many find discontinuing e-cigarette use to be difficult, or refuse to quit.  Vaping has long been advertised as a safer alternative to traditional nicotine cigarettes. Also, manufacturers have aggressively marketed e-cigarettes to the point where a large percentage of American youth are addicted to vaping not knowing the physical and mental costs.

A recent article by Huffpost brings together many of the known impacts of vaping on the body, revealing more about the trauma your body goes through by using e-cigarette products.

Click here to read the full article. 

Vaping Injury Lawsuits

As more teens and young adults face severe addictions and injuries from vaping, lawsuits are increasingly being filed against e-cigarette manufacturers. Lawsuits across the country claim that e-cigarette manufacturers failed to warn consumers about the severe health risks of vaping their products, removing the right to choose a safer alternative.

JUUL Labs, which represents a massive 75% of the vaping industry’s dollar market share, faces hundreds of lawsuits from young adults and parents of injured teens for vaping injuries caused by JUUL e-cigarettes. Injured individuals say JUUL Labs not only sold a severely addictive product without adequate warning of the health risks, but they targeted minors in their advertising campaigns. The claims are not far off, as the FDA called out JUUL in May of 2019 for contributing to the dramatic rise in the rate of teen vaping in the United States.

Currently, all JUUL e-cigarette lawsuits pending in the federal court have been centralized as part of a multidistrict litigation in the Northern District of California.

Recent Posts

U.S. Adds Warning Labels about Dangerous Elmiron Side Effects

After over a year of controversy, U.S. health officials finally added warning labels to the medication Elmiron about the risk of vision loss and potential blindness. Recent studies have found that the popular prescription drug increases users’ likelihood of developing a rare retinal disease known as pigmentary maculopathy. On June 16, the U.S. Food and […]

Read More
Roundup Lawsuit Settlement Reached for 75% of Cancer Claims against Bayer

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG announced plans to settle about 75% of the current claims against them alleging Roundup weed killer caused users to develop cancer. Currently Bayer and its subsidiary Monsanto company face over 125,000 product liability lawsuits in a massive Roundup herbicide litigation. On June 24, Bayer revealed in a company statement that the […]

Read More

Contact Us Today for your free, in-depth case evaluation

We're on Your Side
We're available 24/7
no fees unless you win

Free in-depth 
no obligation case evaluation

ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT: Not available in all states, Andrew Van Arsdale, supervising attorney is licensed only in California, Montana and Nevada, but associates with attorneys throughout the country, Principal office: 3667 Voltaire Street, San Diego, California 92106. 

Consult a doctor on all medical decisions. Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor's advice can result in injury or death. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services performed is greater than the quality of the legal services performed by other lawyers. AVA Law Group, Inc. not accepting cases in states where this advertising conflicts with laws or state rules. Legal representation is not offered or available in Tennessee. While AVA Law Group, Inc. maintains joint responsibility, most cases are referred to other attorneys for principal responsibility.
envelopephone-handsetmap-markerarrow-right
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram