Expecting the tobacco companies to care about the health and safety of their customers is unrealistic. Time and again it has been shown that the only thing that matters is the bottom line, and they are willing to cause disastrous health problems to consumers if it increases their profits.
There was some hope when e-cigarettes were first developed that they would be a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes. In fact, they were touted as being less likely to cause diseases. But new research from the University of Connecticut indicates that this is not the case.
Many of the negative health effects associated with smoking are due to damage done to the body at the molecular level. Smoking damages the DNA of smokers, causing cancer and other major health defects. The hope was that e-cigarettes would not cause significant damage to DNA.
Unfortunately, the new research indicates that the amount of DNA damage done by these products is significant. In fact, inhaling the tobacco vapor from e-cigarettes does as much DNA damage as smoking unfiltered cigarettes. Even people using non-tobacco products in their e-cigarettes are suffering as much damage as is caused by smoking filtered cigarettes.
It took decades for the tobacco companies to acknowledge the danger of smoking cigarettes, and if they have their way it will take decades to acknowledge their new “safer” product isn’t in fact safer. By then, millions of Americans might have developed cancer of major lung disease due to “vaping.”
If you or someone you love has suffered lung disease or cancer due to smoking cigarettes, or if you are developing lung disease after utilizing an e-cigarette, please contact an experienced attorney. It can take years for the full damage of smoking to manifest. A skilled lawyer can help guide you through the process of holding the tobacco companies accountable for their dangerous products.