As a JUUL e-cigarette lawyer Tennessee relies on, I am offering a free legal consultation to any young person injured by JUUL e-cigarettes.
I have been practicing law in Tennessee for over thirty years. And I have never seen an epidemic among Tennessee’s youth quite as shocking as that of the JUUL e-cigarette. This is why I’ve become a JUUL e-cigarette lawyer Tennessee relies on. Someone has got to stand up for our young people against these companies who would like to see them become customers for life. And that is why I’m proud to offer a free legal consultation to any young person injured by JUUL e-cigarettes.
JUUL e-cigarettes are killing our youth.
To date, seven people have died from lung injuries caused by vaping, and another 530 have been hospitalized.
Alarmingly, vaping has skyrocketed among teens. E-cigarette use increased enormously from 2017 to 2018: 48% among middle school students and 78% among high school students.
According to a study sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 30% of American 12th-graders reported vaping nicotine at least once in 2018. This study concluded that this increase was “the largest ever recorded for any substance in the 44 years” that it has tracked adolescent drug use.
JUUL Labs marketed their vapes to teens.
JUUL Labs, the company behind JUUL e-cigarettes, claims to have an adult-only stance when it comes to their products. But Stanford researchers have concluded that this isn’t true. In fact, these researchers found that “JUUL’s advertising imagery in its first 6 months on the market was patently youth oriented.”
As reported by the CDC, over 18 million high school and middle school students were exposed to e-cigarette ads in 2014. These include ads on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter featuring young people in trendy clothes vaping. In one CDC survey, more than a third of minors between 6th and 12th grade cited flavors such as chocolate, candy, mint, and fruit as their reason for trying e-cigarettes.
JUUL’s extreme popularity among teens can be traced to several other factors, too:
- It’s powerful. Each JUULpod (cartridge) contains as much nicotine as a pack of 20 cigarettes.
- It’s discreet. The vapor from JUULpods doesn’t smell like tobacco or smoke. JUUL’s design also looks more like a USB drive or electronic device than a traditional e-cigarette. This makes it easy for youth to hide it from teachers, parents, or other people in a position of authority.
- It’s cheap. A “starter kit,” which includes an e-cigarette device, USB charger, and four JUULpods costs $50. Additional packs of four JUULpods are $21 each.
- It comes in flavors young people find appealing. JUUL’s current flavor offerings include mint, mango, creme, cucumber, menthol, fruit, classic tobacco, and Virginia tobacco.
Unfortunately, schools are trying and failing to curb vaping in teens who say they can’t stop even when they try.
This is the outrage I am fighting against. And it’s why I’ve become a JUUL e-cigarette lawyer Tennessee trusts to fight for our youth.
If you have been injured by JUUL e-cigarettes, call us right away to speak with a JUUL e-cigarette lawyer Tennessee trusts.
Nicotine is especially harmful to the brains of teenagers because they’re still developing. Exposure to nicotine during adolescence can impact learning, memory, and attention. Young adults are also uniquely at risk for long-term negative effects of nicotine, including mood disorders and permanently lowering of their impulse control.
If you or a young person you know has become addicted to JUUL e-cigarettes, we can help. Call us right away for a completely free legal consultation if you:
- Are 26 years old or younger
- Are addicted to your JUUL device and unable to quit despite trying
- Have experienced physical symptoms such as seizures, stroke, nicotine poisoning, heart problems, or lung problems
(Please note: use of normal tobacco before JUUL addiction is a deal breaker. But, use of tobacco after JUUL addiction is okay.)
To hear more about the Tennessee JUUL lawsuit and speak with a JUUL lawyer TN trusts, call us right away at (901) 327-1212 or contact us online. We will ask you a few quick questions to get to know your case, and explain our plan to seek the financial compensation you deserve.
And if you would like information about how to talk to your child about the dangers of JUUL and other e-cigarettes, this tip sheet can help.