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Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire: Are E-Cigarettes an Emerging Mass Toxic Tort?

February 14, 2020

Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litigation

E-cigarette use has skyrocketed in recent years, resulting in a host of legal issues, from claims related to deceptive marketing practices, to product liability claims related to exploding e-cigarette devices, to an outbreak of acute lungrelated injuries that began to emerge in mid-2019. While the long-term health effects of e-cigarette use remain to be seen, this product has all of the makings for the next mass toxic tort.

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