JUUL lawsuits are being filed by people who have used JUUL e-cigarettes and had serious health issues. Some users of JUUL e-cigarettes have experienced severe respiratory (breathing) issues, seizures, strokes, and even death. Trustwell Law is accepting cases on behalf of people harmed by JUUL e-cigarettes.
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JUUL e-cigarettes have a very sleek modern appearance. They fit in the palm of one’s hand. They consist of a base, which contains the battery, into which users input a disposable cartridge called a JUULpod that contains the nicotine mixture that the device vaporizes for inhaling. JUUL starter kits also include a USB charging dock.
JUULpods come in many flavors and two reported nicotine strengths—3 percent and 5 percent. The company literature reports that the 5 percent nicotine pods contain about the same amount of nicotine as one pack of traditional cigarettes. Flavors of JUULpods range from those with names like Classic Tobacco, Southern Tobacco, and Menthol to less cigarette-like flavors such as Mint and Mango.
The liquid in the pods is a mixture of nicotine salts, glycerol, propylene glycol, benzoic acid, and flavorings. The flavorings have come under fire recently in the news for two reasons. One is that while they may have been evaluated by the FDA as food additives, for ingestion (swallowing), they have not been evaluated for vaporizing and inhaling and possible associated health/lung issues with inhaling them. In addition, the mixtures of all the ingredients have spurred lab testing as chemists point out that not only do the ingredients by themselves need investigating but heating them together creates new and possibly dangerous or undesirable new chemicals and reactions that need to be investigated, especially in light of the respiratory issues that users are experiencing.
JUUL Labs was founded in 2015, and by September 2018, the company was by far the most popular and successful e-cigarette company, with 70 percent market share and $2-billion of revenue. The founders, James Monsees and Adam Bowen, said their vision was to create a product that could help cigarette smokers reduce consumption or quit entirely, if they desired to.
In 2018, JUUL Labs and other e-cigarette companies under fire by the FDA and Federal Trade Commission for marketing policies and products they thought were directed at youth. These government agencies cited the packaging and flavors of e-cigarette products that seemed aimed at young people as well as advertising on social media pages and at concerts.
In September 2019, the FDA sent a warning letter to JUUL concerning possible false advertising. As part of its ongoing investigation, the FDA alleged that JUUL was claiming that e-cigarettes are safe or safer than cigarettes—a claim that can’t be made until and unless the FDA investigates a product and deems it safe. The FDA had neither investigated nor tested e-cigarettes to determine their safety.
JUUL Labs is now facing lawsuits due to health issues their e-cigarette users have experienced. Headlines claim that JUUL created a “public health crisis.” Some cities and states have banned or are considering banning their products or banning some of their products. Many schools and school districts have banned vaping on their campuses.