A full year after the first case of EVALI and the health risks of vaping are still not fully understood. Various studies have linked the use of e-cigarettes to a host of diseases, illness, and conditions including:
- Lung injury
- Respiratory illnesses
- Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia
- Low birth weight
- Heart attack and stroke
In younger vapers, these devices may reduce impulse control and encourage the development of various mood and behavioral disorders. The excessive amount of nicotine in e-cigs may also lead to anxiety and nervousness, stomach upset and vomiting, and in extreme cases, nicotine poisoning.
E-Cigs Were Intentionally Marketed to Children
A new lawsuit alleges that JUUL and other e-cigarette manufacturers intentionally marketed their products to children. According to the suit, JUUL and similar companies:
- Purchased banner ads on CartoonNetwork.com, Nick.com, and NickJr.com
- Paid teenage influencers to market their products
- Recruited young and young-looking models for their ads
- Provided personal instructions, via email, to underage smokers trying to bypass state purchasing laws
The suit further alleges that JUUL targeted teens who may be struggling with schoolwork by purchasing advertisements on sites including CoolMath-Games.com, Math-Aids.com, OnlineMathLearning.com, and SocialStudiesforKids.com, suggesting that the e-cig giant also turned down ads that featured items instead of people, hoping to emphasize the hip and youthful culture of vaping.
These efforts, if true, paid out in dividends. Teen vaping is at an all-time high, and teenagers are facing some of the most profound consequences of e-cigarette use. If your teen has fallen victim to deceptive advertising targeting their demographic, you may be entitled to seek justice through legal action.
Lawsuits Against JUUL
There are currently dozens of lawsuits that have been filed against JUUL and other e-cig manufacturers, some that have been combined into a class action with others being pursued individually. If you have sustained an injury or lost a loved one to EVALI or another vaping related illness, Herbert Thornbury is here to review your case free of charge to help you determine the most effective course of action.
Please call Herbert Thornbury, Attorney at Law at 423-752-0544 for a complimentary case review. Located in Chattanooga, Mr. Thornbury serves all surrounding areas of Tennessee and Georgia.