If you or your child have developed an addiction to JUUL e-cigarettes, you may qualify for a Cash Award.

Recent studies of vaping products revealed that some liquid pods may contain as much or even greater amounts of nicotine than regular cigarettes. As the FDA stated in their warning letter to JUUL, “Youth are especially vulnerable to the addictive effects of nicotine because their brains are still developing. Because most tobacco use is established during adolescence, actions to prevent youth from the potential lifetime of nicotine addiction are critical.”

If you or your child have become addicted to the e-cigarette JUUL, you may be entitled to a cash award. Call the Gold Shield Group at 800-000-0000 for a free, no obligation consultation.

Nicotine in e-cigarettes like JUUL can have long-lasting negative health effects on kids and adults.

JUUL has been marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes. Its design is sleek, liquid pods come in a variety of sweet flavors, and it’s relatively inexpensive when compared to traditional cigarettes. These features make the JUUL appealing to smokers and non-smokers alike, especially adolescents. Data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a 78% increase in vaping by high school students from 2017 to 2018, which has alarmed health professionals and parents alike.

Side Effects of E-Cigarettes

When e-cigarettes entered the market they were branded as a device that would help people quit smoking. While e-cigarettes like JUUL are not associated with some of the health effects of smoking, they are still high in nicotine. The biological effects of nicotine are well documented and affect all systems of the body including heart, lung and kidney function as well as reproductive systems. Studies also show nicotine to be carcinogenic.

Nicotine can be especially harmful to teenagers and young adults. The Surgeon General warns that nicotine poses long-term, long-lasting risks to the developing brains of teens and young adults. “These risks include nicotine addiction, mood disorders, and permanent lowering of impulse control. Nicotine also changes the way synapses are formed, which can harm the parts of the brain that control attention and learning.

Marketing to Minors

Regulators at the FDA have been scrutinizing JUUL’s business practices. More than 1,300 businesses have already received citations or fines for selling e-cigarette products like JUUL to minors. The popularity of vaping among teenagers is continuing to rise according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Some factors that appear to contribute to the popularity of JUUL devices are that they are small, easily fit in the palm your hand and resemble a flash drive, fooling many teachers and parents. In addition, the pods come in mint and fruit flavors that appeal to minors. Evidence also suggests that JUUL created social media accounts on platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to specifically target a younger audience.

This fall the New York Times reported that the FDA raided the corporate headquarters of JUUL. After reviewing thousands of documents, the FDA mandated that JUUL had 60 days to create a campaign that discouraged minors from using their e-cigarette products. Currently, JUUL appears to have taken steps to shut down its official Facebook and Instagram accounts as well as launching ad campaigns promoting the JUUL as an alternative to smoking for adults and discouraging minors from using their products.

If you or your child have become addicted to the e-cigarette JUUL, you may be entitled to a cash award. Call the Gold Shield Group at 800-000-0000 for a free, no obligation consultation.


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