JUUL Targets Underage Smokers, Contributes to Respiratory Illness and Other Diseases
The known risks of smoking cigarettes dissuaded the teens of the early-to-mid 2000s from picking up the habit, a big cultural difference from the generations before them. The epidemic of nicotine addiction had been virtually eliminated, until vaping entered the market.
JUUL, a popular e-cigarette brand, has been identified as significantly responsible for the new surge in the use of nicotine products. JUUL’s advertising tactics and offerings of flavored pods make their products especially attractive to consumers in middle and high school. E-cigarette manufacturers like JUUL are at fault for the development of nicotine addiction and related diseases in young people.
The Effects of Vaping
JUUL pods contain high levels of nicotine, and are more potent than other vapes. People who vape tend to do so much more frequently than people who smoke traditional cigarettes, allowing smokers to ingest more nicotine, faster. Although the risks associated with smoking cigarettes are well-documented, the dangers of vaping have only recently come to light, and some of the long-term effects of using the relatively new products remain a mystery.
From what we do know, the use of JUUL products and other e-cigarettes can contribute to several ailments, such as:
- Nicotine addiction
- Blood cots
- High blood pressure
- Respiratory illnesses
- Bronchiolitis obliterans (“popcorn lung”)
- Cardiac issues
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There is significant evidence to suggest that JUUL specifically marketed to teenagers and intentionally deceived the public into thinking their products are safe. The majority of e-cigarette companies are guilty of this dishonesty in some way, and Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. is working to achieve justice for consumers.
If you or a loved one became addicted to nicotine or was diagnosed with an illness caused by vaping, contact our attorneys. You can schedule a free consultation with our lawyers by sending us a message or calling (844) 383-0565.