THE FACTS ABOUT JUUL VAPING & ECIGARETTES
Electronic cigarettes go by a variety of names: e-cigs, vaping devices or “vapes”, and vaping pens, among others. Ten years ago, you probably didn’t know a single person who used them, even though they hit the U.S. market in 2007. But that soon changed and their popularity quickly soared.
In 2015, we saw JUUL vaping devices soar into the e-cigarette market, quickly followed by a surging new generation of addicts. Shrewd marketing & aggressive social media and campaigns have led many people to become addicted to vaping. By 2017, JUUL had grown to be a vaping empire worth $5 billion, controlling more than 75 percent of the vaping market in the United States.
JUUL promised that their product would improve the lives of one billion adult smokers. They stated that their mission was to help people quit smoking in the traditional sense, and they have certainly made a massive impact. Some medical experts have pointed out that vaping devices could be useful for individuals seeking to quit smoking traditional cigarettes. However, many others, including lawmakers, are concerned about the health risks posed by e-cigarettes, like the devices made by JUUL Labs.
SO WHAT EXACTLY IS JUUL?
It’s a popular USB-shaped type of e-cigarette, marketed as regular cigarette replacements for those smokers looking to quit. Also known as vaping, the device works by heating up flavored oils, which vaporizes the liquid for inhalation. The sealed replaceable single use cartridges, also known as JUUL pods, come in an array of fruity and sweet flavors, such as mango, crème brûlée, menthol, and mint.
WHY ARE JUUL eCIGARETTES NOT HELPING SMOKERS QUIT?
When the vapor is inhaled, the result is smoother than the harsh irritants of regular cigarettes, especially the flavored pods. This effect leads the smoker to think it’s a safer choice. But contrary to JUUL’s original claims that it was a healthy alternative and an effective way to stop, studies have now shown that a single pod contains as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH RISKS OF JUUL?
JUUL exposes their users to a number of dangerous health risks, including those commonly associated with cigarettes. Researchers have also found that e-cigarette users’ higher likelihood of developing bronchiolitis obliterans (more commonly referred to as “popcorn lung“), which is not generally connected to cigarettes. If left untreated, it can be fatal.
ARE ADULTS THE ONLY ONES USING JUUL PRODUCTS?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. JUUL fits in the palm of your hand and the sleek design makes it easy for children and teenagers to conceal in public places, including middle schools and high schools. In fact, JUUL has created an entirely new generation of nicotine addicts by targeting young people with strategic social media campaigns and marketing to their age group.
DO YOU NEED A JUUL LAWYER?
Currently, Taylor Martino, P.C. is evaluating cases of nicotine addiction from JUUL Vaping usage. We are closely monitoring the negative effects of JUUL vaping and nicotine on children and teens. If you or your child have been impacted because of this, there is every chance that you could be entitled to compensation. We need to hold JUUL and the other e-cigarette companies accountable for their negligent actions, violations of consumer fraud laws and failure to warn consumers about the dangers of nicotine addiction. The liability for your injuries falls on the makers of JUUL vaping products and e-cigarettes. The best way to do so is by fighting back and stopping companies like JUUL from causing more harm, especially to our youth.
Contacting a JUUL Lawyer is the best way to determine whether you have a legal claim against the manufacturer of JUUL. The experienced Nicotine Injury lawyers at Taylor Martino will listen to your story and explain what the next steps should be legally. Our case evaluations are always free and confidential. Contact us today by completing our JUUL Injury Case Review or Call us toll free at 1-800-256-7728.