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JUUL Vaping Devices

Use of Vaping Devices Associated with Numerous Adverse Health Effects

The safety of e-cigarettes, especially the JUUL brand, has been called into question since they hit the market several years ago. Now, scientists are calling the chemicals used in the devices “potentially dangerous” just as the use of these devices has reached epidemic levels, especially among teenagers and young adults. The FDA recently agreed that underage vaping has become an epidemic after federal data was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that showed nearly a quarter of all high schoolers tried vaping within the last year.

JUUL and other vape device manufacturers continue to fuel this crisis by targeting and deceiving youth and adolescents with misleading social media marketing and sweet, fruit-flavored pods containing high levels of nicotine. Use of these products has been associated with numerous adverse health effects, such as seizures, nicotine addiction, nicotine poisoning, breathing problems, behavioral and psychological problems, and other serious health conditions. 

According to the data from a recent study conducted by researchers at Yale and Duke Universities, certain flavors of vaping liquid could make it more challenging for users to breathe. The study found that “vape liquid” could produce harmful chemicals known as acetals when heated and irritate the throat and damage to the lungs.

Researchers stated they detected acetals in the crème brulee flavored vaping liquid. They did not test for other aldehydes but believe they might also be present. Despite the presence of these chemicals, they are not listed on the product’s label.

JUUL responded to the study claiming that the scientists failed to take into account any “real world” conditions. It also claimed the study overestimated how much is consumed when a person is using the vaping liquid.

Do I Have a Claim?

Are you or your child under the age of 26 and addicted to a JUUL vaping device or other vape pen?

If you or your child is now addicted to nicotine and directly attributes this addiction to the use of a JUUL or other vape pen, you may have a case. 

Have you or your child (under the age of 35) suffered an injury from using a JUUL device or other vape pen?

Physical injuries could include (but not limited to): nicotine poisoning, seizures, strokes, heart attacks or other heart problems, cardiovascular disease, lung/respiratory problems, mental health/ behavior problems, suicide or suicidal thoughts/ attempts, complications during pregnancy, or birth defects. 

What Do I Need to Do?

Protect Your Rights by Hiring an Experienced Lawyer

At ELPO Law, we are committed to fighting this health hazard and the unethical targeting of underage smokers through lawsuits against the makers of JUUL. With our extensive resources and years of litigation experience, our team is fully prepared to take on the creators and owners of JUUL to hold them accountable for the teens who have become addicted to nicotine.

If you or someone you know has suffered physical injuries as the result of the use of a vaping device like JUUL, we can review your case with you, at no charge to you, to determine if you are eligible to file a claim. It is important to act quickly. Contact attorney Jessica Shoulders at (270) 781-6500 or jshoulders@elpolaw.com for assistance with your case.

As always, there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained. 

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