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What is JUUL?
JUUL is a vaping device that contains a high level of nicotine. This device is battery-operated with disposable nicotine filled cartridges called Juul pods. This vaping device operates as a heating element that heats a nicotine solution, producing a vapor, that the user inhales into their lungs. The JUUL device is solely a brand name for one type of e-cigarette. These devices are small and can resemble USB flash drives. However, these JUUL devices were allegedly marketed to minors improperly, which created potential health risks and devastating side effects for some JUUL users. One potential reason for the popularity of the JUUL devices amongst youth is the assortment of different flavored vaping and nicotine solutions that this device offered such as mint, mango, and other fruity flavors.
“The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already warned JUUL Labs about marketing its products to youth and claiming they’re safer than traditional cigarettes without any evidence to back up that claim.” (Larson, 2019)
Dangerous side effects of the JUUL device
JUUL devices have been alleged to have caused:
- Heart attacks
- Nicotine addiction
- Nicotine poisoning
- Lungs collapsing
- Asthma attacks
- Vaping associated lung injury (EVALI)
What are the main ingredients in a JUUL pod
- Benzoic acid
- A blend of propylene glycol and glycerine
- Food-grade flavorings
How much nicotine is in a JUUL pod?
A standard Juul Pod is filled with 0.7ml of e-liquid and contains approximately 59 mg per milliliter (5%) nicotine by volume. This is equivalent to the amount of nicotine contained in 20 cigarettes.
Who can file a claim against JUUL?
Any person or family member of an individual who has suffered from an addiction as a minor or injury as a result from JUUL may be eligible to make a claim and may be entitled to financial compensation. Our firm is actively investigating JUUL claims.
Can JUUL e-cigarettes cause cancer?
E-cigarettes do not burn tobacco however, the liquid in a JUUL cartridge contains as many as 70 chemicals. Some of these harmful chemicals have a potential risk of causing cancer. A 2015 study published in the journal Oral Oncology linked e-cigarettes to cancer-related cell damage.
Whiteman, H. (2015, December 30). Study links e-cigarettes to cancer-related cell damage. Retrieved August 10, 2020, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304566.
Potentially cancer-causing chemicals that may be found in JUUL cartridges include:
- Carbonyl compounds
- Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
If you or a loved one has become injured or suffered from addiction as a minor from the use of a JUUL device, contact us.