The controversy over hoverboards grows greater every day. The self-balancing, motorized scooters were a must-have toy in Chicago this holiday season, even though many retailers pulled them from their shelves because of safety risks.
Many people in Chicago have turned to e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking. E-cigarettes deliver nicotine to the user, along with selected flavors, through vapor. While e-cigarettes are marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes, we are beginning to learn about health risks linked to the product.
The relatively recent introduction of electronic cigarettes into the marketplace poses new concerns from some safety officials. E-cigarettes, which are often also referred to as personal vaporizers, are battery-powered devices that are designed to simulate real tobacco cigarettes. E-cigarettes typically work by using the power of the battery to produce a heated vapor from nicotine-infused oils.