E-cigarettes, commonly known as vape pens, e-cigs, or mods, have grown significantly in popularity over the years, leading to serious nicotine addiction among teens. Juul e-cigarettes, one popular brand, have risen to the top as one of the most used brands for teens, but they are also one of the most deadly. If your child uses e-cigarettes, or “vapes,” he or she may mistakenly believe that using e-cigs isn’t harmful or as addictive as smoking standard cigarettes. Despite what Juul would have you believe, the use of e-cigarettes can be even more damaging than traditional smoking.
E-cig use is extremely dangerous, especially for adolescents. As with any tobacco product, e-cigarettes can lead to nicotine addiction and behavioral changes, but in adolescents, e-cig use can cause major issues with brain development. If you find your child facing a vaping addiction, make sure you understand the potential risks involved.
Why Are Teens in Danger?
Several e-cigarette companies, Juul included, have been caught marketing their products specifically to teens. Juul launched an entire social media marketing campaign, knowing that this is the best way to reach young users and potential users. Plus, their advertisements routinely feature young adults whom teens are most likely to relate to.
Although several of their Juul flavor pods are now discontinued, several of the flavored e-cigarette products they sell seem to be specifically designed with children in mind. Some of their most popular flavors—mango, fruit, and mint—are certainly flavors teens and young adults would find appealing. And, according to data presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teens who vape are far more likely to progress to smoking in the future.
However, even if they do not move on to smoke traditional cigarettes, teenagers who vape are still exposed to much harsher chemicals contained in e-cigarettes than those they would encounter in traditional cigarettes.
E-cigarette use exposes teens the following dangers:
- Harmful organic compounds
- Heavy metals, such as lead and nickel
- Chemicals linked to lung disease and cancer
Let Our Firm Help You
If your child uses Juul e-cigarettes, make sure you take immediate action to protect them from the potentially harmful side effects. Our firm has handled several e-cigarette cases and we know how what to do to help your family fight for the justice and compensation you deserve from big tobacco companies. Let us represent your interests, today.
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