Vaping Addiction and class action E-cig injury lawsuits reviewed by Ohio Juul lawyer and product liability attorney
A mother in Ohio is suing the large e-cigarette company, Juul Labs Inc., for a comprehensive failure to warn consumers about its nicotine vaping products to teenagers. The plaintiff claims the e-cig company downplayed the addiction risks and marketed high-nicotine products to young consumers.
Other Juul addiction lawsuits have been filed in the U.S., targeting the vape device company amid a crisis of increased vaping among teens and youths. Juul pods have been found across middle and high schools, very popular in part for the fruity flavors the company markets. The Juul pod can be used discreetly, being as small as some USB drives, and emitting only a small amount of vapor.
An Ohio Juul lawyer handling vaping addiction lawsuits can assist families and plaintiffs to reach a settlement and seek compensation for deceptive marketing practices. Smoke shops have also been named as defendants in Juul vaping addiction lawsuits due to selling to underage consumers.
Plaintiffs claim they become hopelessly addicted in a short amount of time, and many say they were unaware the vaping devices had any nicotine at all in them, let alone far more than traditional cigarettes.
Joe Lyon is a Cincinnati vaping addiction attorney and Ohio Juul lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of consumer product liability and product defect cases.
The current vaping addiction lawsuits allege Juul Labs could have created a device with less nicotine, if in fact it is meant to help smokers wean themselves off cigarettes. The deceptive marketing suits highlight some of the tactics the company used to entice youths, including a sleek design, candy flavorings and a social media campaign, that has since been discontinued.
Statistics of teen vaping are concerning the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health agencies. It is estimated that more than 3 million teens have used a vaping product this year in the U.S. Juul denies wrongdoing, saying that its aim is to provide an alternative to traditional cigarettes for adults. But over 80 percent of teens who use e-cigarettes or vaping devices said they started with an e-cigarette, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Juul pods and other E-cigarettes heat a vaping liquid into an aerosol that users inhale. The liquid usually has nicotine, flavorings and chemical additives. Despite what some vaping companies want you to believe, the nicotine in e-cigarettes is just as addictive as traditional cigarettes. As a result, many consider E-cigarettes as tobacco products because most of them contain nicotine. Aside from nicotine, e-cigarettes may contain potentially harmful ingredients that include:
E-cigarettes have been targeted to the youth, and that is concerning because the adolescent years are critical for brain development. Brain development continues through childhood to about the age 25. Nicotine exposure during adolescence can lead to addiction and harm a developing brain.
Should existing smokers switch to vaping products? It may be tempting for some smokers to turn to electronic cigarettes, but vaping carries its own set of health risks. Regular tobacco cigarettes contain 7,000 chemicals, many of which are toxic, but we don’t know fully what chemicals are in e-cigarettes.
Nicotine is highly addictive, raises your blood pressure and increases your heart rate and the likelihood of having a heart attack, and developing lung disease. E-cigarettes contain nicotine may be as addictive as heroin and cocaine, according to research.
Although they are marketed to help you quit smoking, e-cigarettes are typically very addictive and most users have no intention of quitting. Among the youth, e-cigarettes are more popular than traditional tobacco products, a major concern for consumer safety advocates.
If you or a loved one have suffered from vaping addiction, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, an Ohio Juul lawyer, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding lung injury and vaping addiction lawsuits.