As a JUUL teen addiction attorney TN trusts, I’m offering a free legal consultation to any young person injured by the JUUL vaping epidemic.
JUUL, the world’s most popular e-cigarette brand, has fueled a health crisis in Tennessee and nationwide: the teen vaping epidemic. It’s outrageous, and it’s why I’ve become a JUUL teen addiction attorney TN trusts.
Vaping has skyrocketed among teens in the last two years, increasing 48% among middle school students and 78% among high school students from 2017 to 2018. Let that sink in: middle school students are vaping. 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, concluding that this increase was “the largest ever recorded for any substance in the 44 years” that it has tracked adolescent drug use.
E-cigarette use is deadly.
To date, seven people have died from lung injuries caused by vaping, and another 530 have been hospitalized.
Even if it doesn’t kill you, nicotine exposure during adolescence is dangerous. It can impact learning, memory, and attention. It can also increase risk for future addiction to other drugs. In fact, young adults are uniquely in danger of long-term, long-lasting effects of nicotine on their brain. These risks include mood disorders and permanently lowering their impulse control. Nicotine can also bring on physical symptoms like seizures, stroke, nicotine poisoning, as well as heart and lung problems.
These facts become even more alarming when you learn that a typical JUULpod (cartridge) contains as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes.
JUUL vapes are designed to appeal to children.
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 vaping, according to the CDC.
In fact, Stanford researchers found that “JUUL’s advertising imagery in its first 6 months on the market was patently youth oriented.” 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 becomes apparent when you look at the device’s overall design. JUUL e-cigs are discreet. The vapor from JUULpods doesn’t smell like tobacco or smoke. The device itself looks more like a USB drive than a traditional e-cigarette, which makes it easy for teens to hide it from teachers, parents, or other people in positions of authority. They’re also inexpensive. A JUUL “starter kit,” includes an e-cigarette device, USB charger, and four JUULpods for only $50. Additional packs of four JUULpods are only $21 each.
When you consider each of these factors, it’s no wonder JUUL has become the most popular e-cigarette in the world. And the most harmful.
Call Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC today for a completely free legal consultation, no strings attached.
Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC is offering a free legal consultation to any young person who has been harmed by JUUL e-cigarettes. We have a plan to seek justice for your vaping injury, and there are absolutely no strings attached. Call us right away 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 bought your JUUL and how you first learned about it. (Please note: use of normal tobacco before JUUL addiction is a deal-breaker. But use of tobacco after JUUL addiction is okay.)
To speak with trusted lawyers who are on your side, call us right away at (901) 327-1212 or contact us online. We won’t make a penny unless we win your case. Call today to get you the justice you deserve.