Were you injured by JUUL e-cigarettes? These popular electronic cigarettes only become more popular in the past few years, especially among teenagers, but this upswing in sales does not mean this commonplace product is safe. In fact, several e-cigarette consumers have dealt with serious health issues associated with e-cig devices including seizures, nicotine addiction and pulmonary problems.
Although e-cigarettes were introduced as a safer, healthier alternative to traditional smoking, but instead were marketed to children.
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The Dangers Associated with JUUL E-Cigarettes
Although e-cigarettes succeeded in eliminating many of the chemicals used in traditional cigarettes, are not safe and should not be used by children and non-smokers. Contrary to popular belief, JUUL e-cigs are not nicotine-free. In fact, one JUUL cartridge contains on average as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes. As a result, e-cig users ingest high amounts of nicotine in shorter periods, which can result in nicotine addiction, along with other serious health complications, like seizure disorders. In all serves as a gateway device to cigarette use.
Increased nicotine exposure can cause the following health problems:
- Heart complications
- Gastrointestinal Issues
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased risk of stroke
- Lung issues
- Increased risk of diabetes
- Blood clots
Additionally, teenagers and young adults exposed to high levels of nicotine can experience an increased risk of developmental issues. More specifically, teens may experience hampered brain development after frequent JUUL use. Teenagers and young adults are still experiencing important, monumental leaps in brain developmental, and increased nicotine use at this age can be especially damaging. Unfortunately, JUUL’s advertising tactics, which have received nation-wide attention for pointedly targeting under-aged consumers, have prioritized teens and young adults as ideal buyers.
Marketing to Teens & Other Advertising Issues
Although the company states that consumers should be 18 years old or older to use their products, JUUL has utilized marketing campaigns targeting social medial, where teens spend a vast amount of their time, and have also used young actors in their advertisements. To add insult to injury, JUUL famously sells fruity, sweet flavors that appeal to younger users. These childlike flavors, like watermelon, mango, and strawberry lemonade, sound more like candy flavors than JUUL pod scents.
Although JUUL denies any wrongdoing, their tactics continue to lure unsuspecting teens, young adults, and older generations alike. The company has also been accused of failing to warn consumers of the potential health risks associated with their products, which has resulted in several serious medical problems.
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If you suffered severe side effects after using JUUL e-cigarettes, or if your child suffered from nicotine addiction or other similar issues, our firm may be able to help you take action against JUUL. We know how complex and challenging these cases can be, which is why we are dedicated to using our knowledge and legal experience to your benefit. We focus on doing what’s right for our clients, and we want to help you seek maximum compensation for your injuries.
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