JUUL e-cigarette devices use a liquid referred to as “vape juice” that has nicotine as an ingredient. The liquids that are on the shelf consist of an array of ingredients that are known to be cancerous. The JUUL e-cigarette device takes the liquid loaded into the device and heats it up, turning it into vapor. That vapor is then inhaled into the lungs by the user.
Among the e-cigarettes offered on the market today, JUULs are one of the most popular, especially with young adults. One of the biggest dangers of JUULs is that they have a dangerously high dose of nicotine in them. The nicotine levels in JUULs are equal to the nicotine levels in a whole pack of traditional cigarettes. The vaporized nature of this nicotine makes it much easier for the body to absorb, as well. This makes it so much harder to quit JUULs because the addiction can be stronger.
The Food and Drug Administration declared that there is an addiction problem with JUUL users that is extensive. The FDA also says that JUUL users are at risk of being poisoned by this high dose of nicotine.
Common symptoms of nicotine poisoning includes:
There are US government agencies that are saying the JUUL has been targeting an audience of young adults, including minor children. The claim says that JUUL knows that their advertisement is geared toward that demographic, making it so that they will get the product and become addicted.
One of the things that make JUULs so appealing to younger people is that the design makes it easier to sneak into public settings. They are small and easy to hide. The vapor disappears quickly so it becomes easier for these kids to use it wherever they want with a decreased chance of getting caught.
Since JUULs have been put on the shelves, the number of young adults who did not use nicotine products has drastically increased. A study that was done in 1976 showed that 29% of high school seniors regularly smoked cigarettes. As of a study that was done in 2018, there were an estimated 3.6 million US middle and high school students who were using nicotine products. JUULs were supposed to replace the addiction of cigarettes, and they have become a way to get a new generation addicted to nicotine.
Nicotine is a chemical that is dangerous to use, due to its poisonous and addictive qualities. Using vape products such as JUUL poses serious health risks.
In April of 2018, there was a study that was done by the Journal of Pediatrics who did find that the ingredients used to make vape juice flavored are carcinogenic.
The carcinogenic chemicals used to flavor vape juice include:
These chemicals have been linked to users getting something called bronchiolitis obliterans, or “popcorn lung”, a disease that cannot be reversed. Symptoms of this disease include having a cough, difficulty breathing, wheezing, and more.
JUULs, as mentioned, use heat to make a vapor, which means the device itself needs to be heated up. This heat can expose you to heavy metals, which can also lead to serious and dangerous health issues including cancer.
If you or someone you love uses a JUUL, there is a high risk that they will become addicted to nicotine. You can bring a claim against the manufacturer of JUUL if you:
You can be compensated for both past and future damages that are related to a JUUL addiction.
Our North Augusta Juul Vaping Injury Attorney have been dealing with personal injury cases for years, and we know how to take on these big insurance companies to get you the results that you deserve. If you or your child have been harmed by a JUUL addiction, please call our office as soon as possible to set up a free consultation.