Nationwide, some users of e-cigarettes have started to develop severe lung injuries likely related to substances inhaled while vaping. Doctors and health officials are unsure of exactly what is causing this increase in lung injuries but suspect that added chemicals found in vaping cartridges might be responsible. In Connecticut, over a dozen people have been hospitalized with serious lung injuries related to the use of e-cigarettes. Connecticut health officials have recommended that e-cigarettes users stop vaping until the cause of these illnesses can be determined.
Under Connecticut law, manufacturers, distributors and sellers of e-cigarettes would be strictly liable for injuries caused by these products under the Connecticut Product Liability Act .