Vape E-Cig Lawsuit

Electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes, e-cigs, and vaping products) are designed to look like cigarettes, writing pens, USB flash drives, and other common products.

These devices use a liquid that contains nicotine and various types of flavors, as well as propylene glycol and glycerin. The liquid is heated through the use of a battery and heating coils. The liquid becomes a vapor, where it can be inhaled, which is why its use often is referred to as “vaping”.

JUUL, Blu and Vuse are some of the largest e-cig products in the United States. In addition to a variety of dangerous chemicals, they also contain dangerously high amounts of nicotine. A single vaping pod contains the same amount of nicotine as an entire pack of traditional cigarettes. Additionally, vaping pods have a much higher concentration of nicotine than cigarettes and the nicotine is absorbed by the body at a higher rate than cigarettes.

The Food and Drug Administration has received numerous reports of e-cigarette users, primarily teenagers and young adults, who have become addicted to the devices and even some who have suffered seizures and convulsions as a result of nicotine poisoning and toxicity.

These cases look very much like overwhelming infection, like viral or bacterial pneumonia,” but lab tests fail to find germs in lung fluids and blood, said Zack Moore, chief epidemiologist for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Symptoms of nicotine poisoning include:

  1. Lung injuries
  2. Blood clots
  3. Convulsions
  4. Embolisms
  5. Elevated blood pressure
  6. Heart injuries
  7. Joint pain
  8. Seizures
  9. Strokes

Most patients have reported a history of using e-cigarette products containing THC. Many patients have reported using THC and nicotine. Some have reported the use of e-cigarette products containing only nicotine.

JUUL, Blue and Vuse have been accused by government agencies and in various lawsuits of targeting young and underage people in its advertising in order to get a new generation addicted to nicotine. When JUUL first began marketing its products in 2017 and 2018, its ads showed young people enjoying its products in various settings. JUUL relied heavily on social media aimed at a younger audience, and touted its flavorable tastes, such as mint, fruit, and creme.

The lawsuits additionally claim that these brands intentionally created a small, sleek device that contained a high concentration of nicotine that delivered the nicotine in an expedited manner. The device easily could fit in a person’s palm and the nicotine could be consumed without producing a foul odor. JUUL then deceptively marketed this product to a young generation as safer than cigarettes.

If you or a loved on has become sick as a result of a vaping or e-cigarette use, please contact me for assistance.

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