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E-CIGARETTE USE BY TEENS CALLED AN "EPIDEMIC”
For the first time in recent history, Gen Z had the opportunity to be the first generation of people not addicted to nicotine. Then enter JUUL, a small size vaping device that looks like a flash drive and has delicious flavors. Though JUUL’s makers advertise it as a safer alternative to regular cigarettes, internal company documents reveal that the company deliberately investigated the best way to market to kids. The solution’s design creates and sustains nicotine addiction and uses a special chemical to increase nicotine absorption. Teens mistakenly believe that “juuling” is safe, and find its small size and ease of concealment an appealing form of rebellion.
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JUUL VAPE DEVICES CASE
Many of us grew up hearing that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health. They cause 80% to 90% of lung cancer cases, raise your blood pressure and increase your chances for developing heart disease. For decades, cigarette companies have searched for an alternative to lower health risks while providing the same effect. Enter Juul, an e-cigarette company founded in 2015 that markets itself as an alternative to cigarettes.
HGD and Southern Med Law filed one of the first lawsuits in the country against the makers of Juul in 2018.
As of 2018, use of e-Cigarettes
has been on the rise
Appeals to Youths because it:
» Shaped like a USB drive, so can be used discreetly
» Addictive high nicotine content
» Variety of flavors
Effects on Adolescents/Early Adolescents
» Nicotine addiction
» Impair adolescent brain development
Middle School Students
11 – 14 years old
» 2018: 1 out of every 20 middle school ages students uses e-Cigarettes
» 2011: .06% (60,000) students
» 2018: 4.9% (570,000) students
» 2017-2018: 48% increase in student usage
High School Students
14 – 18 years old
» 2018: 1 out of every 5 high school ages students uses e-Cigarettes
» 2011: 1.5% (220,000) students
» 2018: 20.8% (3.05 million) students
» 2017-2018: 78% increase in student usage
THE RISE IN
POPULARITY OF JUUL
Though e-cigarettes like JUUL are marketed as providing a healthier alternative for smokers, the company is the subject of multiple lawsuits charging it with negligence, fraud and other violations that have led to injuries and nicotine addiction suffered by teen and adult users.
The JUUL is a small vaping device that is wildly popular among teens and young adults. Its small size and appealing USB shape make it easy to conceal, and filled with a nicotine-infused solution that gets vaporized for inhalation. These solutions come in flavors like “Mango” and “StrawberryLemonade” that are appealing to children. They have been proven to be more addictive than cigarettes and potentially more dangerous.
Juul e-cigarettes face multiple lawsuits
The company has come under fire recently in the wake of three lawsuits alleging the devices have caused JUUL users to become addicted to nicotine. One of the Juul lawsuits was filed by the parents of a 15-year-old boy who they claim is addicted to the vaping device and the nicotine it provides. In addition, the Massachusetts Attorney General opened an investigation into Juul to determine if the company is targeting minors with their products.
Although Juul vaping devices are intended for adults 21 and older, they have become popular among teens, particularly high school students. In fact, the devices are so trendy many kids use the word as a verb, often referring to the act as “juuling.” There’s growing fear that vaping will become the next generation’s version of smoking, a concern supported by a 2017 CDC study which found high schoolers and middle schoolers use e-cigarettes more often than regular ones.
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We are currently looking for
people who vape and have
experienced any of the following:
Addiction – with or without treatment.
Any person, and especially High School or College Students, who have been diagnosed with Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis or Pneumonia or an Eosinophilic Pneumonia that required medical treatment including hospitalization. This can progress to death.
COPD or Advanced Asthma after using JUUL products. A heart attack (myocardial infarction) after using JUUL products.
HOW DO CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS WORK?
If you or a loved one have experienced any of the medical side effects after using JUUL products, please contact one of our attorneys at HGD. Even if you feel you are not ready to file a suit, consult one of our qualified lawyers as soon as possible so that you will know your options. We do not charge any fees upfront. In fact, we will only charge attorney’s fees if we obtain a financial settlement for you. If you don’t win, we won’t get paid a legal fee.
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