E-Cigarettes & Vaping Laws

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Vaping and the use of e-cigarettes has taken over the young adult population. According to California Healthline, more than 20% of high school students reported vaping in 2018. That means that over 3 million high school students were using e-cigarettes in 2018, and that’s only what was reported. E-cigarettes can be used to smoke or “vaporize” a variety of different concentrates. Nicotine, CBD, and THC are the most popular vapors to smoke.

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
The state of California has enacted the following laws regarding the sale and use of e-cigarettes:
Health Effects of Vaping
Since the boom in e-cigarettes has been in recent years, there is not much research on the potential long-term effects of vaping. However, we do know vaping just like smoking, has adverse health effects on its users.

The most common form of vaping among minors and adults is vaping nicotine. Vaping nicotine is highly addictive. Nicotine can also cause:
Meanwhile, the use of e-cigarettes and vaping can:

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.

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