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Study Reports on How to Lower Risks of E-Cigarettes

A new study has found that e-cigarettes could be made safer by improving control over their operating temperature and reducing deposits on heating elements.

Electronic cigarettes, “e-cigs” or “vapes” could be made safer by improving control over their operating temperature and reducing deposits on heating elements, according to a new study.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered an injury after smoking or accidentally being exposed to an electronic cigarette, e-cig or vape, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What’s the Problem?

August 1, 2016 – The study, which was published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, could help decrease the risks of e-cigarettes while retaining the benefits of a smoking cessation device.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced tougher restrictions on e-cigarettes, but vaping advocates say the move could seriously hinder the innovation which has made the devices attractive as an alternative to traditional smoking. Vape juices contain flavorings and in most cases unregulated levels of nicotine.

For the study, a research team led by Hugo Destaillats looked at chemicals from 2 types of electronic cigarettes emitted through use of a puffing simulator. One was a cheaper device with a single heating coil; the other more expensive with 2 heating coils. The devices were tested with 3 kinds of e-cigarette juice, operated at different battery voltages.

E-cigs typically emit far less harmful chemicals such as diacetyl, formaldehyde and acrolein compared to tobacco cigarettes. So researchers generally agree that the devices provide a significant health benefit over traditional smokes. For those who haven’t been able to quit by other means, e-cigarettes may provide a solution, according to the study’s authors.

But researchers are divided as to whether e-cigs have been proven to be helpful as a general tool for stopping smoking, and what level of risk the devices pose. Some studies have even concluded that e-cigarette use actually makes it harder to quit smoking.

Additionally, the chemicals contained in vapes have been linked to a wide range of serious health concerns including:

  • Bronchitis obliterans (“Popcorn Lung”)
  • Nicotine poisoning/toxicity
  • Accidental inhalation
  • Skin/eye exposure
  • Pneumonia
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Disorientation
  • Seizure
  • Abnormally low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • And more

Do I Have an E-Cigarette Lawsuit?

The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in e-cig lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by e-cig side effects or an exploding vape, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

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