JUULing Addiction Lawyers Review Claims for Teens, Young Adults Nationwide
Since the introduction of JUUL e-cigarettes in 2015, there has been a growing epidemic of nicotine addiction among a new generation of teens and young adults in the United States.
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. represent families and young adults nationwide who are now pursuing financial compensation through a JUULing addiction lawsuit, since they now face a potential life-time of e-cigarette use and serious health risks linked to vaping and tobacco, including:
- Nicotine Addiction
- Vaping Pulmonary Illness
- E-Cigarette Seizures
To review a potential claim for your self or your child, request a free consultation and claim evaluation. There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.
Teens Becoming Addicted to JUUL Was Part of a Plan
JUUL was designed to look like a USB memory stick and produced little to no visible vapor, allowing teens to hide JUULing from parents and adults.
While the manufacturer engaged in social media and other marketing campaigns that were designed to appeal directly to teens and young adults, the company failed to disclose the high levels of nicotine in their product, or warn about problems users may face from a life-time nicotine addiction.
By the end of 2017, JUULing was the most popular form of nicotine use among teens, and the product dominated more than 70% of the e-cigarette market by September 2018.
According to the Truth Initiative, a non-profit anti-tobacco public health organization, most JUUL users say they were under the age of 18 when they first tried it. In addition, the group reports that more than 20% of high schoolers reported using e-cigarettes in 2018.
The Truth Initiative also found that over a period of just one year, the number of young adults using JUUL jumped more than 400% from July 2017 to October 2018.
Those numbers are not an accident, as JUUL has specifically marketed its products, illegally, to children. The company has employed social media influencers to make “JUULing” look youthful, fashionable and sexy, has reportedly told children at holistic health camps that its devices are safer than cigarettes, and until late 2018, the company sold fruity and candy-like flavors at convenience stores and gas stations nationwide.
It was not until federal regulators and law makers began to exert pressure on the company that JUUL decided to end both its social influencer program and the sale of fruit and candy flavors late last year.
In addition to the risks and damages associated with being addicted to JUULing, side effects of the e-cigarette may also pose serious health risks.
Earlier this year the FDA began investigating reports of JUUL seizures, particularly among young people, and the state health officials nationwide are currently investigating a growing number of reports involving severe respiratory illnesses, which have impacted at least 450 people nationwide as of September 6, 2019, including at least six deaths.
As a result of these growing concerns, the CDC and FDA have called for the public to stop JUULing or vaping. However, as teens and young adults throughout the U.S. are now discovering, quitting JUUL is not easy.
JUUL Addiction Lawsuits
The attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing claims involving teens and children who have become addicted to JUUL pods.
It appears that JUUL Labs, Inc. specifically targeted their addictive products toward children with candy-like flavors and seductive, youth-oriented marketing, despite the fact that use by minors is both illegal and dangerous.
All claims are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are never any out-of-pocket expenses and no fees unless a recovery is obtained.