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Has Your Health Been Affected by E-Cigs?
Juul and other e-cigarette or vaping companies tout their products as safer alternatives to smoking. Meanwhile, their flashy marketing and sweet and fruity flavors appeal to children. In the United States, teen vaping has become an epidemic that leads not only to addiction, but also to mysterious lung injuries.
The products are not only a threat to teens, however, as e-cigarettes have caused 805 cases of severe lung injury and at least 12 deaths nationwide, as of September 27, 2019. For accurate and up to date statistics, as well as updates about its ongoing investigation into vaping’s health risks, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
Nicotine is an addictive chemical contained in nearly all e-cigarette cartridges. When children or teens are exposed to this substance, they can form lifelong dependencies. Pods come in flavors like “fruity pebbles,” “watermelon,” and “strawberry lemonade,” which cause young people to be drawn in without realizing the risks of nicotine addiction. Additionally, when these tobacco products are differentiated from cigarettes, which are widely known to be dangerous, they can seem almost harmless to underinformed, underaged consumers. A typical Juul pod contains the same amount of nicotineas 20 cigarettes.
Teenagers and young adults alike are filing lawsuits against manufacturers like Juul after becoming quickly and cripplingly addicted to nicotine during their youth. According to these plaintiffs, the company’s marketing was deceptive and targeted their demographic, specifically.
If you’ve been tricked into a nicotine addiction by Juul or other manufacturers, contact our attorneystoday.
In response to public outcry, Juul has replaced its CEO and reevaluated its advertising practices. The company wishes to replace regular cigarettes and target adult smokers exclusively.
Still, the CDC has encouraged all consumers of Juul and other e-cigarettes to stop their use immediately until its investigation is complete.
Although the substance linked to cases of lung injury and death has not yet been determined, the CDC is certain that the injuries are caused by chemical exposure.
If you are one of the growing number of individuals and families affected by e-cigarette exposure, call Ross and Pines at (888) 838-4858 to get a head start on your case today.