E-Cig Lawsuit Attorneys
Fighting for the Health of the Nation’s Youth
Vaping or smoking e-cigarettes has surged in popularity and is impacting our country’s youth. Vaping companies, like JUUL, deceive smokers into believing that e-cigarettes are a safe alternative to quitting, and they deceive nonsmokers, particularly teenagers, into believing that e-cigarettes are safe to use. All the while, they fail to warn about the true dangers of nicotine addiction and related diseases. We intend to hold these companies accountable.
Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale is helping concerned parents protect the health and well-being of their children by taking legal action against e-cigarette manufacturers. These companies have copied Big Tobacco’s playbook and are deceptively advertising and marketing e-cigarettes to youth. It is no coincidence that the largest tobacco company in the U.S. – Altria – recently purchased a 35% stake in JUUL 1, which makes the most popular e-cig in the country.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) statistics about teens being targeted by vape ads show2:
- 70% of teenagers have been regularly exposed to vaping ads.
- Retail ads reach about 53% of middle schoolers and 56% of high schoolers.
- Internet ads reach about 36% of middle schoolers and 43% of high schoolers.
- TV and movie ads reach about 34% of middle schoolers and 38% of high schoolers.
- Printed ads reach about 25% of middle schoolers and 35% of high schoolers.
Call (954) 467-8800 now if you think your child has a vaping addiction or has been misled by e-cigarette companies. Our lawyers are here to assist you.
How Big of a Problem is Vaping Among Teens?2,3
The problem of teen addiction to e-cigarettes is not an exaggeration. It is a real, pressing issue that may be more widespread than you realize. Teens are being targeted: vaping companies use deceptive marketing and advertising to lure teens to using e-cigarettes.
Using both NIDA and Truth Initiative materials, we get a better picture of the e-cig problem among teens:
- In 2017, nearly 12% of high schoolers and 3% of middle schoolers vaped, about a 500% increase since 2011. This number is expected to rise even further as data comes in for 2018.
- In 2015, 65% of teens who had tried an e-cigarette also used a tobacco product within 30 days.
- Teenage boys are twice as likely to use e-cigarettes as teenage girls, likely due to advertisements that often show how “cool” it is to vape.
- 31% of teens that use an e-cig begin smoking regularly within the next six months.
To make matters worse, teens don’t know what they’re getting into. For example, 66% of vaping teens thought the vapor was only flavoring mixed with water. About 14% had no clue what was in an e-cig, and just 13% knew there was nicotine in all vaping devices. In short, most teens are being sold e-cigs without ever having the knowledge about what they are buying and what it can do to their long-term health.
Join Our Law Firm in the Fight Against Big Tobacco – Call (954) 467-8800
Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. is hearing from parents throughout Fort Lauderdale, south Florida, and nationwide about their children becoming addicted to e-cigarettes and vaping. We aim to end these deceptive trade practices and pursue justice on behalf of e-cigarette victims.
To schedule a FREE case review with our law firm, call (954) 467-8800 today.
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