JUUL E-Cigarette Vaping
Has your child become addicted to nicotine as a result of JUUL use? The Abbott Law Group class action lawyers are currently reviewing Juul lawsuit claims on behalf of those individuals who used a Juul vaporizer before turning 18 years of age and prior to November of 2018.
The Dangers of Juuling
Medical professionals are very concerned about “juuling” by teens because JUUL contains higher concentrations of nicotine than other e-cigarettes. Nicotine is highly addictive and it may impair brain and lung development because of its toxicity.
According to the manufacturer, a single JUUL pod contains as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes.
The JUUL e-cigarettes are not replacing cigarette smoking but rather encouraging it.
What is a JUUL?
The JUUL e-cigarette is a vaping product designed to mimic the experience of a cigarette smoking. It is shaped like a USB flash drive and is very appealing to kids. According to a CDC tobacco use report electronic cigarettes use by underage teens went up from 1.5% in 2011 to 20.8% in 2018 among high school students. The JUUL e-cigarette came on the market in 2015, and since then, it became the most popular e-cigarette.
Juul converts liquid nicotine into a vapor that the user inhales. It’s battery operated, comes in a variety of flavors, and each pod contains as much nicotine as one pack of cigarettes. Juul pods contain a mix of nicotine, chemicals, and flavors.
Why Young People Are Using JUUL
The top reasons for using JUUL are:
- They believe they are less harmful than other forms of tobacco
- Variety of flavors
- Friends use them
- You can get a “buzz”
The JUUL states on their website that their mission is to “improve the lives of the world’s one billion adult smokers by eliminating cigarettes.”
Juul Side Effects
- Popcorn lung
- Altered brain development
- Joint pain
- Asthma-like symptoms
- Increased risk of future cigarette use
- Blood clots
- Heart injuries
- Lung irritation and diseases
- Elevated blood pressure
Sept 09, 2019 – FDA warns JUUL Labs for marketing unauthorized modified risk tobacco products, including in outreach to youth
“Based on our review of the information described above, FDA has determined that JUUL adulterated its products under section 902(8) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. § 387b(8)) by selling or distributing them as modified risk tobacco products without an FDA order in effect that permits such sale or distribution.” JUUL representative spoke with students and stated that JUUL “was much safer than cigarettes”, and “totally safe”.
Aug 21, 2019 – CDC, FDA, States Continue to Investigate Severe Pulmonary Disease Among People Who Use E-cigarettes
193 potential cases of severe lung illness associated with e-cigarette product use had been reported by 22 states (CA, CT, IL, IN, IA, MN, MI, NC, NJ, NM, NY, PA, TX, UT, WI, and additional states pending verification). These were reported between June 28th and August 20th of this year.
April 10, 2019 – Some E-cigarette Users Are having Seizures
The FDA has become aware that some people who use e-cigarettes have experienced seizures, with most reports involving youth or young adult users.
Filing a Juul Lawsuit
JUUL failed to warn consumers prior to November 2018 that its products contained nicotine, misleading teens to believe that their products are safer than cigarette smoking. The FDA has determined that JUUL has marketed its products as modified risk tobacco products without an appropriate FDA order in effect.
Juul Lawsuit Consultation
If your child has used a JUUL e-cigarette device before turning 18 years of age and prior to November of 2018, please fill out the free consultation form or give us a call at (904) 292-1111. You may be eligible to receive a compensation.
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