Nicotine is a known addictive ingredient, and many people who smoke cigarettes wish they could quit. Many businesses have found a customer base by targeting those who want to stop smoking. For more than a decade, people have been turning to vaporization systems to quit smoking or find a way to satiate their nicotine cravings that was less harmful than traditional tobacco consumption options.
Vaping involves heating a liquid to a high temperature and inhaling the vapor that results. People enjoy this alternative to smoking for a range of reasons, including how it satiates any oral fixation and can involve the same socialization or habits as standard smoking. In theory, vaporization presents a safer alternative for nicotine delivery than traditional methods, which involve crude combustion and inhalation.
In addition to the perceived potential for safer nicotine consumption, vaping also has made it so that people could get their nicotine fix in more places than before. A stealthily placed vaporizer could stave off nicotine cravings in the movie theater or the bathroom of a restaurant. However, those using vaporization systems need to be increasingly wary of the source of those products and what goes into them, as well as bans on their use in public spaces.
There have been more than 2,000 cases of vaping injuries
With more people every month trying vaping as a way to get away from other means of ingesting tobacco, there is always a market for new vaping systems and products. Those who have not found something that works for them may simply buy what is cheapest or most easily accessible. Unfortunately, many companies hoping to profit from the booming popularity of vaporization do not fully prioritize the safety and well-being of their customers.
By adding other compounds, including vitamin E acetate, these companies may have inadvertently created vaping illnesses in people who would otherwise have remained healthy. Vitamin E acetate has been found in multiple contaminated cartridges, and it serves as a thickening agent in some e-cig or vaping cartridges. The problem is that it also impacts lung function, sometimes severely to the point where people struggle to catch their breath.
Those injured by dangerous vaporizers do have rights
Companies that put unknown or unlisted ingredients into health and beauty products or items intended for consumption like vaporizer cartridges may find themselves facing legal action from those who wind up injured or sickened as a result of their questionable business practices.
Contaminated e-cigarettes and vaporizers may be responsible for hundreds if not thousands of illnesses and multiple deaths around the country. Those who get hurt by defective products or lose a loved one because of them may be able to take legal action against the companies that make the products, as well as those who sell them.