Many smokers have turned to e-cigarettes in recent years, often with the hope that the product will be safer than traditional cigarettes. However, the research is far from clear and e-cigarettes are far from harmless. Aside from the danger to the person using them, a recent study notes the rising numbers of children being poisoned by the liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes. As a San Francisco dangerous products lawyer, Greg Brod is watching the e-cigarette poisoning story and ready to help Californians whenever unduly dangerous products put people, especially children, at risk.
E-cigarettes are, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), one of several forms of Electronic Nicotine Systems. Vaporizers and vape pens are closely related. These devices heat a liquid containing nicotine is heated into an aerosol form that is then inhaled by the user. The liquids often contain flavorings and a range of other ingredients as well. E-cigarette use has skyrocketed in the past few years, especially among teens.