HAS YOUR CHILD BEEN USING JUUL E-CIGARETTES?
New documents obtained by Congress show JUUL e-cigarettes were marketed to children and teenagers as young as eight years old.
JUUL Pods contain a high level of nicotine which increases the risk of long-term nicotine addiction in children and young adults.
Does Your Child Vape With "JUUL"?
If your child uses a JUUL e-cigarette device, we encourage you to call 888-353-5513 or complete the free case evaluation form. You may be eligible for substantial compensation.
THE DANGERS OF YOUR CHILD Using JUUL E-Cigarettes
Nicotine use has been linked with a number of health and developmental problems in humans, particularly in teens and young adults. This is why parents and teachers around the country are now concerned about the growing popularity of the JUUL e-cigarette.
A small, discreet USB-shaped vaping device, the product has taken over the market share for e-cigarettes and has become “the” e-cigarette option for teens, who brag about “JUULing,” even when they’re in class. Meanwhile, though JUUL Labs states that their mission is to improve the lives of smokers, they continue to create nicotine solutions and flavors that are attractive to children.
What is the JUUL E-Cigarette?
The JUUL e-cigarette is a vaping product created by JUUL Labs, which is a spinoff of Pax Labs, a leading vaping company. It is shaped like a USB drive, and uses a heating element (battery run) to activate a solution that produces a nicotine-laced aerosol that the user inhales.
The JUUL e-cigarette came on the market in 2015, and since then, has become the most popular e-cigarette out there. According to Nielsen data, in December 2017, JUUL controlled nearly a third of the market, and had generated a revenue growth of $224.6 million that year.
NBC News announced in December 2017 that because of its amazing growth, JUUL was breaking off from Pax to become its own independent company, focusing solely on customers seeking a cigarette alternative.
JUUL states on their website that their mission is to “improve the lives of the world’s one billion adult smokers.” They add that they believe “vaping can have a positive impact when used by smokers.”
E-Cigarettes Are Not as Safe as Advertised
E-cigarettes, when they first came on the market in 2007, were advertised as the “safer” alternative to regular cigarettes, and as potential tools to help smokers quit. They aren’t made with tobacco, and they don’t involve a flame, so they don’t create the tar and other dangerous toxins and carcinogens that are produced by typical cigarettes.
Instead, they are battery-operated devices that allow a new way to deliver nicotine to the user. Nicotine remains an addictive substance with its own set of potential health hazards, but rather than deliver it through tobacco, the e-cigarette delivers it in a solution that is heated and creates a nicotine-laden vapor the user then inhales.
Scientists agree that e-cigarettes lack the toxins that are present in regular cigarettes, but as to whether that means they’re safer remains to be seen. In fact, several studies have shown the opposite—that these products may be just as potentially dangerous or even more dangerous than regular cigarettes.
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