The Issue at Hand: JUUL Addiction in Teens
Within the last few years, the popularity of the JUUL e-cigarette has grown immensely throughout the country—skyrocketing JUUL to a business valued at approximately $38 billion after tobacco giant Altria recently purchased a 35% stake in the company. The product’s sleek, discreet design allows users nearly 24/7 access to its flavored nicotine solution; further enabling and growing nicotine addiction among its clientele. The larger problem at hand, however, is that much of this clientele happens to be of the younger generation. JUUL addiction in Teens has become an epidemic in this country, and something is finally being done about it.
The Law Firm of Robert Peirce & Associates, PC is currently investigating claims on behalf of JUUL users who have suffered nicotine addiction, seizures, strokes, lung damage, miscarriages, or other injuries as a result of their JUUL use. If you would like to have your potential claims evaluated, please contact us today!
The Facts about JUUL use in Teens and Young Adults
JUUL admits that one JUULpod contains as much nicotine as a single pack of cigarettes. JUUL, however, markets themselves on the fact that its product does not taste like a cigarette, it does not create a harsh sensation on the throat like a cigarette, and it does not deliver nicotine like a cigarette. Instead, JUUL’s nicotine formulation creates peak blood-nicotine levels that are up to 35% higher than that of a Pall Mall cigarette, and are offered in flavors such as Mango, Fruit Medley, and Crème Brulee. Who can say no to that?
According to a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, JUUL, and other E-Cigarettes, are directly responsible for a broader increase in youth tobacco use. As a result, teen JUUL use has reversed a decades-long trend of diminished smoking among minors.
Recent estimates actually show that up to 2,000,000 teens (i.e., 12 to 17-year-olds) have used a JUUL product within the last month alone. JUUL’s discreet design paired with its colorful marketing and flavor varieties has gained the company an edge in marketing to teens, and also grew its popularity in school settings. The JUUL is easy to hide, simple to use, and easy to purchase through online and retail locations that underage purchasers frequent.
The simplicity of the product, combined the JUUL’s ability to deliver large doses of nicotine to the bloodstream, are causing health professionals to continually point fingers at JUUL use as a problem of epidemic proportions.
It has been reported that Middle and High School staff have taken measures to combat the prevalence of vaping, or JUULing—the term given to using a JUUL—but unfortunately, nationwide data shows that these efforts are failing.
Fixing the Problem
If you or your child has been affected by JUUL, please contact us immediately. The issue is currently being investigated, and you could be included as a member of the lawsuit. The evaluation is completely free and you will not be asked to contribute any money throughout the process.
Editor’s Note on the JUUL Investigation
This piece is written about the recent JUUL Investigation. For more information, please shoot us an email to Outreach@ConsiderTheConsumer.com, find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from all of you. Please note that this investigation piece has been sponsored by The Law Firm of Robert Peirce & Associates, PC and Consider the Consumer has received compensation for such sponsorship.
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