Since exploding on the social media scene in 2018 under the hashtag #juuling, JUUL brand e-cigarettes have been touted as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, and heavily marketed towards teenagers and young adults. However, as researchers continue to take a closer look at these supposedly harmless “vape pens,” the results have been troubling to say the least.
Although JUUL e-cigs don’t produce carbon monoxide or tar – some of the most toxic elements included in old-school cigarettes – they still contain dangerously high concentrations of nicotine. In fact, a single JUUL pod contains the same amount of nicotine as a full pack of cigarettes, and because the inhalation delivery system hits your bloodstream faster than smoke, the immediate effects are intense.
With fruity and exotic flavors to entice younger users, JUUL has successfully cornered the market on e-cigarettes, drawing added attention and funding from the tobacco industry. As JUUL lawsuit attorneys, we’ve seen firsthand the addictive and painful side effects that these little devices can cause – and we’re committed to holding the company accountable for failing to inform the public.
Here are some of the main side effects from using a JUUL e-cig:
- Airway inflammation
- Acute respiratory problems
- Colds and nasal infections
- Nicotine addiction
- Erectile dysfunction
- Birth complications and defects
- Constricted blood vessels
- Elevated heart rate
- Gum disease
- Heart disease
Fighting for Victims of Nicotine Addiction
It’s a little known fact that the single largest tobacco company in the United States recently purchased more than a full third of shares in JUUL, primarily because this area is seen as so lucrative. With continued use, nicotine addiction can affect brain development, especially for users between the ages of 12 and 21. Beyond all the immediate short-term effects, use of a JUUL pen can lead adolescents to a lifetime of chronic health problems, all tied back to nicotine.
At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., we’ve been hearing from concerned parents and individuals across Central Florida, and we’re ready to take action. By using deceptive trade practices, JUUL is actively harming the health of users young and old – and our seasoned tobacco litigation lawyers will keep fighting for stronger regulations.
If you’ve suffered from adverse symptoms after using JUUL, you’re not alone. Call our skilled team at (954) 467-8800 for a free consultation.