Young adults suffering the severe and life altering effects associated with nicotine addiction, and that have used e-cigarette or vape devices such as JUUL®, may be able to pursue legal action. If you or a loved one has used such products and has developed an addiction, we urge you to contact an attorney by calling 1.800.556.5522 or by filling out the form below.
Vaping Among Teens and Young Adults
The use of vaping products such as JUUL® has increased dramatically in recent years, with unit sales increasing more than 600% in 2017. The popularity of JUUL®, among other vape devices, can be attributed to the sleek and attractive design, in addition to marketing tactics that allegedly cater to teenagers and young adults. In fact, from 2017 to 2018, the use of e-cigarettes increased by 78% for high schoole students and 48% for middle school students. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is currently investigating questionable marketing and whether or not manufacturers specifically targeted minors.
Nicotine Addiction from E-Cigarettes, JUUL® and Vape Devices
E-cigarette and vape devices have continuously been marketed as a safer alternative to traditional tobacco products. However, claims suggest that such devices, specifically JUUL®, use a highly concentrated formula mixed with appealing flavor combinations, delivering the three times more nicotine than is needed to satisfy the nicotine cravings of an adult smoker.
Additional claims suggest that manufacturers intentionally focused on marketing flavors that would appeal to younger demographics, including minors, in effort to improve sales. The flavors available include creme, mango, fruit and more.
These deceptive marketing practices have allegedly led users to consume the product at a higher rate, leading to addiction, dependence and other severe health issues.
Adverse Effects Related to Vaping
According to current legal claims, users have suffered from the following:
- Severe Headache
- Sever Lung Illness (Popcorn Lung)
- Death Related to Illness
These side effects are related to both the high levels of nicotine in the devices, and specific dangerous chemicals found in the vape solution.
Chemicals used in the solution, such as diacetyl, formaldehyde, toluene and acrolein are suggested to have a volatile effect when consumed. These chemicals can also cause the development of serious and irreversible lung diseases.
Speak to a Skilled and Proven Attorney Today
The increased use of popular e-cigarette and vape brands, is a concerning issue—especially as reports of vaping-related lung illnesses continue to increase. If you have experienced addiction, coughing, vomiting, nausea, pain while breathing or other symptoms as a result of vaping, it is important that you consult with a medical professional immediately about your symptoms.
If you or a family member has suffered from serious health complications after prolonged exposure to vape or other e-cigarette products, you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation with the help of our seasoned litigators. Our attorneys have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of injured consumers, and we will fight for you.