Why Are E-Cigarettes So Harmful? Science Has the Data to Explain the Serious Issues Involved
Some people still believe that e-cigarettes and vaping products are not as dangerous as cigarettes, despite the wealth of scientific information that they are just as dangerous. Read on to learn about the specific ways in which these devices cause harm. If you have been injured or you have lost a loved one to an e-cigarette related factor, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.
A Report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Released Startling Details
According to a report in the early part of 2018 from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, e-cigarettes cause serious health risks. This report looked at more than 800 different studies that had looked at the available information to determine just how dangerous these products were.
What the Study Found
The study determined that e-cigarettes have several toxic substances and emit them. They found that there is moderate evidence to support the idea that young adults who use e-cigarettes are more likely to cough and wheeze, and are more likely to have asthma or, if they previously had asthma, to see their asthma get much worse.
There Are Two Main Ingredients That Cause the Dangerousness of E-Cigarettes
The University of North Carolina completed a study and found that there were two ingredients in most e-cigarettes that were most dangerous: Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. Both of these ingredients are toxic to cells – and the more of the theme that is in a particular liquid, the more dangerous it is.
They are not the only dangerous ingredients though: Other chemicals produced by e-cigarettes include acrolein, acetaldehyde, and formaldehyde. These can all cause both cardiovascular disease (also known as heart disease) as well as lung disease. Finally, e-cigarettes often contain acrolein, which is an herbicide commonly used to kill weeds. Together these chemicals can cause COPD, asthma, lung cancer, and acute lung injury.
Many High-Profile Organizations Have Warned Against E-Cigarettes
The United States Surgeon General and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine both warned about the risks of not just using e-cigarettes but second-hand emissions. The Surgeon General found that these second-hand emissions had ultrafine particles, nicotine, and other chemicals that have been linked to lung disease.
Talk to an Attorney if You Have Suffered Damages Due to E-Cigarettes or Vaping
If you have suffered due to using e-cigarettes or vaping products, or you have lost a loved one due to their use, then you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit. Contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 now to request a free legal consultation.