Cincinnati Vaping Illness Lawyer and Ohio Juul Attorney reviews Vaping addiction lawsuits and severe respiratory injury for plaintiffs nationwide
Following hundreds of vaping injury cases, and on the heels of youth Juul addiction, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a stern warning to Juul Labs for their part in the public health crisis.
Juul Labs, the e-cigarette company currently dominating the market, has been accused of deceptive marketing practices that target young consumers. After many years of smoking addiction declines in the youth, vaping and e-cig devices have reversed those numbers. Vaping products like Juul pods have been marketed as “healthier” alternatives to cigarettes, though no long-term studies have been published to support that statement.
While the FDA is now questioning the safety of e-cigarettes, amidst a spate of severe lung disease cases, Juul says its product is safe. The company has also said its vaping devices are meant to alleviate smoking addiction, and are only meant for existing smokers. Consumer safety advocates have been adamant that Juul labs markets dangerous vaping products to minors and teens with fruity flavoring and a device that is easy to conceal in schools.
The FDA recently issued a warning letter to Juul, claiming the company violated federal regulations after marketing their vaping products as a “healthier” option. Teenage vaping addiction is seen as a huge health issue at the moment, and the CDC has also expressed concern with the potential long-term effects of vaping.
Hundreds of consumers have fallen ill after using vaping products, and at least five deaths may be linked to vaping. The health agency is trying to take an early stand, even as the vaping deaths are still under investigation. Even so, the vaping crisis is reaching a head and Juul Labs is a target in many vaping addiction lawsuits across the nation.
The FDA explained their position further in a statement: “Regardless of where products like e-cigarettes fall on the continuum of tobacco product risk, the law is clear that, before marketing tobacco products for reduced risk, companies must demonstrate with scientific evidence that their specific product does in fact pose less risk or is less harmful.”
Consumer protection attorneys argue that the hazards of vaping may be more substantial than e-cig companies are letting on. There may not be the same combustion cancer risks, however the inhalation of chemicals in the vapor may pose serious health risks, as demonstrated by the severe respiratory illness reports now sweeping the nation.
Juul has continually marketed their products to teens, first in a discontinued social media campaign, with tasty flavors, and the FDA accused a Juul representative of telling students that Juul “was much safer than cigarettes.”
Many teens who experience a severe vaping addiction have said they did not know Juul Pods contained nicotine, or a large level of nicotine in the product. The high levels of nicotine in Juul pods can be very harmful to young consumers.
Research is now being conducted on the effects of e-cigarettes, though more information may not be known for years. Meanwhile, Juul Labs and other E-cigarette companies are earning billions at the cost of public health. Scores more lung diseases and severe lung illnesses are feared as consumers seek solace in their vaping devices.
Many state authorities want stricter measures to be instituted for e-cigarette distribution and availability. Some go as far as saying they should only be available by prescription, and sold flavorless.
Ohio may be considering a ban on flavored vaping products after New York became the first state to begin taking measures to combat youth vaping addiction and severe lung disease cases tied to e-cigarette products like Juul pods.
Consumer safety attorneys and Vaping injury lawyers argue that Juul and other e-cig companies have been targeting young consumers in deceptive marketing campaigns, and have downplayed the health risks of vaping.
Juul has said the company is a “healthier” alternative to smoking, though there is no evidence to support that statement. As a result, the company is under investigation by federal trade authorities and is facing hundreds of vaping injury claims and vaping addiction lawsuits.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to a Juul product or E-cigarette, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, an Ohio Juul Attorney, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding vaping addiction and E cigarette lawsuits.