The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released an analysis of the 2023 National Youth Tobacco Survey, which collected survey data from children in school grades 6 and up through high school. The results of the survey showed clearly that lifelong nicotine addiction and its various health consequences are much more likely when tobacco use starts at a young age. Furthermore, it showed a concerning trend of increased e-cigarette, vape, and JUUL use among adolescent students, such as 46.7% of students who used e-cigs at least once still use them at the time of the survey; 89.4% of student e-cig users prefer flavored vape products; and 25.2% of students who use e-cigs do so daily, which is a strong indicator of nicotine addiction.
At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. in South Florida, we see the results of the 2023 National Youth Tobacco Survey as an obvious sign that e-cigarette and vaping companies like JUUL, Elf Bar, Esco Bars, Vuse, and Mr. Fog have intentionally marketed their products toward children and teenagers, despite knowing about the inherent risk of nicotine addiction. Now, we are committed to using legal action to hold them responsible, protect the youth of our nation, and set things right. In the past, we have secured major wins against Big Tobacco – $157,000,000 in punitive damages against RJ Reynolds and Phillip Morris and a $37,000,000 product liability verdict against the same corporations, just to name two of our most high-level victories — and we are poised to use our impressive experience, resources, and tactics against e-cigarette and vaping companies, too.
For more information about the 2023 National Youth Tobacco Survey results, you can click here to view a PDF file from the CDC. If you want to talk to an attorney about starting a claim against an e-cigarette company for harming your child by selling addictive products to them, call (954) 467-8800 now.