The nicotine solutions found in e-cigarette cartridges contain quickly-absorbed powerful neurotoxins that are extremely poisonous if ingested. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, poisonings can also occur when liquid nicotine is inhaled or absorbed through the skin or eyes. These dangerous solutions can cause severe headaches, eye-irritation, vomiting, seizures, dry cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, and can even be deadly.
WHAT ARE E-CIGARETTES?
An e-cigarette is essentially a cartridge filled with a nicotine solution and a small battery powering a coil that heats the solution into vapor. The “e-cig” user sucks in and exhales the vapors like smoke. The active ingredient in e-cigarettes is the same nicotine found in cigarettes and nicotine patches. The nicotine is extracted from tobacco, mixed with various chemicals and flavorings, and then packaged in tiny vials and branded to appeal to adults and children alike. A mere teaspoon of even highly diluted e-liquid can kill a small child.
Regardless of these shocking facts, the electronic cigarette and e-liquid business is unregulated. Electronic cigarette manufacturers and distributors are not required to include health warnings on e-cig packages or to use child-proofing on any products. While many consumers are using e-cigarettes believing that these products are safer than traditional cigarettes, they might actually be inhaling and ingesting cancer causing chemicals.
Exposure to these dangerous nicotine solutions can result in lifelong health complications or even be fatal. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries as a result of using or ingesting e-liquids, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages. The e-cigarette lawyers at The Lambert Firm are committed to making sure the manufacturers, distributors, and marketers of these products are held accountable for your injuries.