The use of electronic cigarettes (“e-cigarettes”) is popular among teens and young adults just like smoking was decades ago. And, just like tobacco companies used deceptive tactics to appeal to young people back then, the leading vape company, Juul®, is accused of doing the same. In fact, Juul® is under investigation by the FDA for targeting minors with their ads and marketing campaigns. The World Health Organization singled out Juul® in its latest report on the global tobacco epidemic, calling it one of the new industry players that “continue to subvert tobacco control” It’s time to do something.
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Do you have a teen who vapes? You’re not alone. Sadly, recent studies reveal that nicotine use among youth has increased by 75% since 2017 due to vaping, after decades of success in reducing youth tobacco use. We had come a long way, just to have it destroyed by a new way of forming a nicotine addiction. Yes, vaping is addictive and even more so than smoking. Your teen is at high risk of a nicotine addiction that will be harder to kick than that of a smoker. One Juul® pod contains as much or more nicotine as one pack of cigarettes and can be consumed in one sitting, exposing the user to unsafe levels of nicotine that can have immediate and long-term health consequences. Vaping-associated lung disease is believed to have now killed at least seven people and sickened hundreds.
Health risks associated with vaping are now being exposed. There are now 450 cases of respiratory illness in 33 states and one U.S. territory.
Currently known side effects of vaping:
- Nicotine Addiction
- Nicotine Poisoning
- Heart Problems
- Lung Problem
- Mental Health Problems
Because nicotine can alter the development of the prefrontal cortex, young people are particularly at risk for complications. The prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for decision-making, personality expression, and logic, isn’t fully developed until around age 25. The use of nicotine before then can increase a person’s risk of mood disorders, addiction, and impaired impulse control. This means your teen is at great risk.
Juul’s® ads and product design were all suspiciously aimed at young people. A Juul® is a flat, sleek vaping device that looks like a USB drive and can be easily hidden from teachers or parents. Juul® pods also were developed using candy-like flavors. Juul® has been very successful in attracting teens to its products.
You can help shut this epidemic down. If your teen vapes, we understand your family is or will be facing a tough time. We can help you to not only seek retribution for targeting your child but hopefully break the habit through proper education and risk exposure.
Contact the attorneys at Methvin Terrell TODAY to discover your rights. Parents of addicted teens and people experiencing negative health consequences of vaping may be entitled to financial compensation from vape and electronic cigarette companies.