Juul brand electronic cigarettes (or “e-cigarettes”) were marketed as a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes but recent events show that users have become addicted to Juul and are facing serious health risks. Many of these users are teens and young adults drawn to the company’s claims that the product was not as dangerous as smoking and the attraction of the many flavor options.
The e-cigarettes contain a liquid that is comprised of nicotine, flavors, and other ingredients that is heated into a vapor that is inhaled. This is why it is often called vaping. But what users may not know is that the nicotine content is much higher than in traditional cigarettes- one Juul pod contains as much nicotine as an entire pack. Further, the nicotine is absorbed by the body at a much faster rate than though traditional smoking.
Many complaints have been filed with the Food and Drug Administration reporting nicotine poisoning and toxicity in users, primarily in teens and young adults. Symptoms can include the following.
- seizures and convulsions
- embolism or blood clots
- severe pneumonia
- elevated blood pressure
- heart injuries
- lung or respiratory problems
- suicide or suicidal thoughts or attempts
A lawsuit has recently been initiated which claims the manufacturers deceptively marketed this highly concentrated nicotine delivery system to a young market in order to get them addicted to their product. If you or a loved one suffers from the symptoms listed above after using Juul, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Cordisco & Saile, LLC to inquire about your eligibility to participate in this litigation.