As popularity for vaping and e-cigarettes has grown among minors, federal and local government officials have attempted to regulate and control vaping in the US. On December 20, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised the federal minimum legal sales age for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21 across all 50 states. Federal law additionally prohibits the sale of any e-liquid in flavors other than tobacco or menthol. In addition to the federal age mandate and flavor ban, individual states have enacted their own laws pertaining to e-cigarettes.
California E-Cigarette Laws
Health Effects of Vaping
The most common form of vaping among minors and adults is vaping nicotine. Vaping nicotine is highly addictive. Nicotine can also cause:
Unfortunately, many minors have found themselves injured by either the effects of vaping and nicotine addiction or even faulty devices themselves. E-cigarettes have been known to combust or “explode” and cause severe injuries. Due to the age minimum, minors have also been known to get black-market e-cigarettes that even more dangerous effects.
If you believe you have been harmed by the effects of e-cigarettes, please contact our attorneys at Hariri Law Group to discuss the details of your claim. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are well versed in the dangers of vaping and vaping laws in California.