Juul Vaping Addiction Problems For Teens and Non-Smokers

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted November 13, 2018

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The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are evaluating the potential for injury lawsuits on behalf of individuals who developed pneumonia, serious lung ailments, heart problems or other health complications after becoming addicted to the vaping pods.

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Amid aggressive marketing directed at teens, young adults and non-smokers, JUUL vape pods have become widely used throughout the United States.

Although the manufacturers have provided false and misleading information that suggests the devices are safe, increasing research suggests that users may develop life-long addictions, and face potentially serious respiratory problems and heart risks.

While the evaluation of these potential cases by our JUUL vaping addiction lawyers remains in the earliest stages, lawsuits may provide financial compensation for teens, young adults and individuals without a history of smoking who have been hospitalized due to:

  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Eosinophilic Pneumonia
  • COPD
  • Advanced Asthma
  • Heart Attack

All claims are being handled under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket costs to hire a lawyer to investigate your potential case. We only receive an attorney fee or reimbursed expenses if a lawsuit is pursued and results in a settlement or successful recovery.

JUUL Electronic Cigarette Concerns

JUUL pods deliver high amounts of nicotine through vaping devices and cartridges, which look like USB memory drives and emit very little visible vapor. They were first introduced onto the market in 2016, and became popular among students and teens as a method of vaping without being detected by teachers, parents and other adults. Videos on YouTube and other social media have shown teens vaping in class rooms behind teachers’ backs due to the JUUL pod design and lack of visible vapors.

Federal regulators and health officials have raised serious questions about the marketing of JUUL pods, which feature fruit and candy-like flavors, and were designed to appeal to teens and individuals without a prior history of smoking.

As a result of the decision to place profits before the safety of teens and consumers, JUUL has come to dominate the electronic cigarette market, with sales of JUUL devices going from 2.2 million units in 2016, to 16.2 million units in 2017.

By December 2017, JUUL Laboratories sales made up almost 30 percent of total e-cigarette sales, according to a research letter published by investigators from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Health Policy Science and Tobacco Research in October 2018.

Teens Can Get Addicted to Juul Vaping

Contrary to what most teens and young adults believe, Juul pods are highly addictive and can lead to long-term nicotine addictions, as well as other health problems.

Juul vape pens on white background container

According to a study published in the medical journal The BMJ in September 2018, researchers note that JUUL vape pods expose users to a highly concentrated, highly addictive salt form of nicotine. This could can result in dependency and long-term health problems.

In a separate study published last month in the medical journal JAMA Network Open, researchers from Stanford University highlighted the potential Juul addiction problems, indicating that the risk is often not appreciated by young users and families.

Federal health officials have recently been working to combat the emerging Juul vaping epidemic among teens, focusing on the reckless marketing of these devices, which encouraged teens and non-smokers to develop a vaping habit.

In late September, the FDA raided JUUL Laboratories, seizing thousands of documents related to the company’s marketing and sales practices, which appear to mirror strategies followed by the tobacco industry decades ago, seeking to create early Juul addicts and permanent customers.

The FDA is now working on strengthening regulations and enforcement efforts, to prevent the sale of electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products to minors.

JUUL Addiction Lawsuits

The attorneys at Saiontz & kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential cases nationwide for parents of children who may have become addicted to JUUL pods and individuals who have been hospitalized due to pneumonia, heart attacks and other lung problems after developing a vaping habit.

If you, a family member or loved one have suffered injury or JUUL vape addiction, financial compensation may be available. Request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

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