Videos surfacing on social media posted by vaping jokesters showing newly released Xbox Series X consoles spewing plumes of smoke from their cooling vents have prompted Microsoft’s Xbox team to comment on Twitter with a rather tongue-in-cheek response:

“We can’t believe we have to say this, but please do not blow vape smoke into your Xbox Series X.”

The videos suggested the $500 consoles, released Nov. 10, were prone to overheating and catching fire. But another viral video called foul, demonstrating how blowing vape smoke into the console can give the same effect. Fans commented that if the smoke were from an electrical fire it wouldn’t look so much like vapor.

Microsoft said in a statement, “We take all product safety reports seriously and our products meet or exceed industry standards. Findings from initial investigations do not align with some of the claims being broadly reported; however, we are in the process of investigating further.”

The Xbox Series X launched earlier this month along with the more compact Xbox Series S.

The popularity of vaping among young people has become an epidemic in the United States, undoing years of anti-smoking messaging. The 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey shows that more than 5 million youth currently vape, with the majority of youth using JUUL.

Lawsuits filed nationwide seek to hold JUUL accountable for marketing to young people, creating a new generation of nicotine addicts.

Vape litigation

Beasley Allen lawyers Joseph VanZandt, Sydney Everett, James Lampkin, Beau Darley, Soo Seok Yang, and Mass Torts Section Head Andy Birchfield, are currently representing a number of individuals who are suing the top U.S. vape maker JUUL for the negative impact its products have had on their lives. These lawyers currently make up our firm’s JUUL Litigation Team. Lawsuits have also been filed on behalf of school districts and public entities across the country, which seek to protect students and recover resources spent fighting the vaping epidemic. If you have a potential claim or need more information on JUUL, contact any of the lawyers on the team.

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