Lisa from Petaluma asks, “I see so many young people vaping today. Is vaping safe? Why do e-cigarettes explode? If someone is burned, what are their legal rights?”
Lisa, the use of e-cigarettes, e-pens, e-pipes, e-hookah, and e-cigars is seen by many as a “safer” way to ingest nicotine than smoking. Sales of these devices are skyrocketing and expected to exceed $10 billion by 2018. While users do not inhale cigarette smoke, which is a witches’ brew of toxin and carcinogens, nicotine itself is not safe. Moreover, multiple studies have shown the vapor from e-cigarettes contains harmful chemicals.