JUUL Vaping Epidemic – Have You Suffered an Illness?
Attention all parents of teenagers and all other e-cigarette users. Many individuals may have developed an addiction and have suffered negative health consequences due to their use of JUUL.
JUUL (pronounced “jewel”) is a brand of e-cigarette made by JUUL Labs Inc. The vaping devices have become very popular in the past few years, especially among young people. As of October 2019, 18 deaths and more than 1,000 cases of serious lung illness related to e-cigarettes have been reported.
E-cigarette brands, including JUUL, have been progressively gaining popularity with children and teenagers for the past few years. The Food and Drug Administration reported earlier this year that e-cigarette use has increased 78% in one year for high school-age children and 48% percent for middle school-age children. Further, reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that approximately 38% of all children in high school have tried vaping at least one time.
A study conducted by Stanford University found that JUUL’s marketing strategy “was patently youth-oriented.” From their inception, JUUL aggressively used social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – to promote their vaping products.
JUUL pods contain a significantly higher concentration of nicotine compared to other e-cigarettes. At 5% nicotine by volume, this is more than twice the concentration of nicotine than found in similar devices and traditional cigarettes.
Using JUUL vaping devices may be linked to serious medical issues such as:
- Nicotine addiction
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Respiratory failure
- Collapsed lungs
- Heart attack
If you or someone you know has suffered a negative health consequence or become addicted to JUUL vaping devices or other e-cigarettes, you may have the right to pursue a lawsuit and recover damages for the significant injury that you’ve incurred. Our experienced attorneys will provide you with tough, aggressive and compassionate representation. We will go above and beyond the call of duty to see that you are treated fairly and that you get the recovery you deserve. Call us today at 1-800-800-5678 to learn more, or start a live chat with us anytime at Hupy.com.