Trusted TN JUUL Lawyer: Death Toll Rises As Teen Vaping Increases
As a trusted TN Juul lawyer fighting against e-cigarette companies, I want you to know the truth about vaping, teens, and health risks.
Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) are also called vapes, e-hookahs, vape pens, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). While there are many different brands, they each work by heating a liquid to produce an aerosol that users inhale into their lungs.
One of the myths behind vaping is that it’s better for you than regular cigarettes. Well, according to a recent article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there has been an outbreak of lung disease and death related to e-cigarette use, or vaping.
The CDC reports that there are more than 380 cases of lung illness reported from 36 states and 1 U.S. territory. Six deaths have been reported from 6 states, and all reported cases have a history of e-cigarette product use or vaping.
What has been particularly alarming about this is the dramatic increase in teen vaping. E-cigarette use skyrocketed from 2017 to 2018, increasing 48% among middle school students and 78% among high school students. Yes: even middle school students are vaping.
So, who’s responsible for this wide increase in the teen vaping epidemic? Allegedly, the world’s most popular e-cigarette brand: JUUL.
Why are so many kids addicted to JUUL e-cigarettes?
The answer is simple but devastating: JUUL marketed their e-cigarettes to children on social media. JUUL devices are re-usable vapes that deliver nicotine through flavored “pods.”
JUULpods include flavors like mango, creme, and mint and were marketed primarily to young people, particularly high school students.
According to a 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. Tragically, many of these young people didn’t understand that JUUL products always contain nicotine.
The FDA has threatened to fine JUUL for misleading statements about its products’ safety.
A subcommittee found that a JUUL representative speaking directly to children in school told kids that JUUL products are “99% safer” than cigarettes, “much safer” than cigarettes, “totally safe,” and “a safer alternative than smoking cigarettes.”
To be clear, 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.”
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. It’s why I’ve become a TN JUUL lawyer fighting for the youth of Tennessee.
Talk to a trusted TN JUUL Lawyer today to get the justice you deserve.
Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC is offering a free legal consultation to young people who have been harmed by JUUL e-cigarettes. We have a plan to seek justice from these companies looking to profit off the addiction of our young people.
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
acquired 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.)