Nearly 4 million American teens and youth admit to vaping or smoking e-cigarettes: juuling is a popular form of vaping. Introduced four years ago, JUULs have become the leading vaping brand, and resonate exceptionally well with middle, high school and college students.
Once JUUL was launched, the company’s stated mission was to improve the lives of the one billion adult smokers worldwide. Company officials claimed they would market to those already addicted to smoking traditional cigarettes to help them quit smoking entirely.
An increasing number of legal claims in the U.S. allege that JUUL cornered the vaping market by creating a new generation of nicotine-addicted young people through its pod flavorings, aggressive social media campaigns, and its product design disguised as a common USB port.
Health and behavioral experts agree that one of the novelties of JUUL use is its tech-friendly design. JUUL engineers developed vape devices to look like a USB flash drive. JUULs are also rechargeable, and plug into a computer’s USB port, just like a normal flash drive. Underage users in middle and high school can use their devices without fear of discovery, benefiting from this design that mimics a common school supply item. These drives aren’t something a parent would question, as they’ve likely purchased several before and they would not be suspicious if they saw it in their child’s room or backpack.
JUUL hit the market in 2015 and contains a proprietary blend of nicotine that contains ten times more than the formulation of other e-cigarettes. Just one JUUL pod contains as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes.
But what’s in a JUUL? The JUUL cartridge liquid contains benzoic acid, glycerol, propylene glycol, fruity, candy-like flavorings popular with teen demographics, and 40 milligrams of nicotine.
Nicotine addiction is a real risk associated with the continued use of JUUL.
Confirmed side effects from regular juuling include increased heart rate and blood pressure, lung disease, chronic bronchitis, and even insulin resistance that complicates treatment for Type 2 Diabetes.
JUUL Labs, Inc. is the e-cigarette company that makes JUUL pods and products; a spin-off from the former Pax Labs. Altria, the well-known tobacco company and maker of Marlboro, owns a 35%-share of JUUL.
The FDA recently launched an investigative probe of the national vaping supply chain. The probe comes amid a rash of vaping-related respiratory illnesses among 530 people in 38 states; eight have already died from the illness. One of the decedents was a 40-year-old man with no prior respiratory sickness who started vaping because of chronic pain.
You might have a legal claim if you have consistently used JUUL branded e-cigarette pods, are between the ages of 15 to 27, are exhibiting signs of nicotine addiction and/or been in a medically approved vaping cessation program or used JUULs before starting to smoke traditional cigarettes. The Dunken Law Approach is hyper client-focused: with our high-touch client concierge platform you’ll receive regular litigation updates, customized content to explain the mass tort process, and proactive communication. Minor JUUL users and their parents are encouraged to speak to one of our knowledgeable case management specialists and receive a free legal consultation. Use the form on this page to get in touch with a juul vaping lawsuit attorney.