As a JUUL lawyer Memphis trusts, I am offering a free legal consultation to any young person who has been harmed by JUUL e-cigarettes.
As a JUUL lawyer Memphis relies on, I want to be straight with you. Young people in Memphis face an enormous problem: the vaping epidemic. The scope of this problem is worse than you might think. E-cigarette use skyrocketed from 2017 to 2018, increasing 48% among middle school students and 78% among high school students. Yes, you read that correctly; even middle school students are vaping.
Addiction to vapes continues to soar among our young people. And it’s especially true for the world’s most popular e-cigarette brand: JUUL.
Why are so many kids addicted to JUUL e-cigarettes?
There are two main answers to this question. First, JUUL marketed their e-cigarettes to children on social media.
The JUUL e-cigarette, made by San Francisco-based company JUUL Labs, device resembles a USB drive. It works by vaporizing a liquid containing nicotine and nicotine salts through “pods.” It has been marketed primarily to young people, particularly high school students. The JUULpods include flavors like mango, creme, and mint.
According to this New York Times article, more than three million middle and high school students reported using e-cigarettes in 2017, with about one-third saying the flavors were a big factor in their choice.
The second answer is that JUULpods are much stronger than regular cigarettes. According to the Surgeon General of the United States, “All JUUL e-cigarettes have a high level of nicotine. A typical JUUL cartridge, or ‘pod,’ contains about as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes… This is of particular concern for young people, because it could make it easier for them to initiate the use of nicotine through these products and also could make it easier to progress to regular e-cigarette use and nicotine dependence.”
Tragically, about two-thirds of JUUL users between the ages of 15 and 24 did not understand that JUUL products always contain nicotine.
Unfortunately, schools are trying and failing to curb vaping in teens who say they can’t stop even when they try. This is why I am fighting for Tennessee youth as a JUUL lawyer Memphis can count on.
How do JUUL vapes harm kids?
To start, nicotine is especially harmful to the still-developing brains of teenagers. 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. Nicotine also changes the way synapses form in the brain and can bring on physical symptoms like seizures, stroke, nicotine poisoning, heart problems, and lung problems.
It can also increase risk for future addiction to other drugs.
Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC can help.
If you or a young person you know has become addicted to JUUL e-cigarettes, we can help. Call us right away for a 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.
When you call us, we will ask you a few simple questions to get to know your case. We’ll ask where you acquired your JUUL and how you first learned about it. (Please note that use of normal tobacco before JUUL addiction is a deal breaker, but use of tobacco after JUUL addiction is okay.)