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Recent reports have shown that using JUUL products has been associated with a higher risk of these health concerns:
- Lung Problems, including heightened asthma attacks
- Respiratory issues
It's crucial to understand that you may have been targeted by JUUL, and your addiction and health problems are not your fault. Our dedicated Texas JUUL vape attorneys are actively engaged in litigation and are assisting clients who have experienced these health issues.
Learn more about the JUUL Lawsuit below.
The JUUL & Vaping Lawsuit
JUUL, the prominent e-cigarette manufacturer, deliberately aimed its products at teenagers, adolescents, and young adults. Their marketing strategies often utilized social media channels favored by younger demographics. Additionally, JUUL's pod flavors were designed to be sweet and candy-like, primarily appealing to youth rather than older adults. Consequently, many of our youth have become addicted to vaping e-cigarettes, resulting in severe health complications. If you're addicted to JUUL, it's essential to seek help to break free from this habit.
Facts About JUULing, Vaping, and E-Cigarettes
- E-cigarette usage is HIGHER IN YOUTH THAN ADULTS.
- ALL JUUL flavors contain nicotine.
- ONE JUUL vaping pod contains more nicotine than an entire pack of cigarettes.
- JUUL intake is through aerosol, not actual vapor.
- Aerosol contains tiny chemical particles.
- Nicotine in JUUL harms adolescent brains and leads to addiction.
- For every 1 adult who quits smoking due to vaping, 81 kids start vaping.
- Brains are still developing until about 25 years old (See Surgeon General report).
- 1 in 5 high school kids vape using JUUL or other e-cigarette products.
- From 2017 to 2018, e-cigarette use in high school kids increased by 78%.
- 1 in 20 middle school kids vape.
- From 2017 to 2018, e-cigarette use increased by 48% in middle school kids.
- "The Surgeon General has concluded that e-cigarette use among youths and young adults is of public health concern; exposure to nicotine during adolescence can cause addiction and can harm the developing adolescent brain." – CDC Report
- Fruit-flavored JUUL pods are still available online.
- JUUL invested tens of thousands of dollars to gain access to schools under the guise of an anti-nicotine program. Teachers were asked to leave classrooms for these presentations, exposing youth to e-cigarettes while claiming it was safe.
- JUUL CEO Kevin Burns admitted during an interview with CBS News that JUUL does not know the long-term effects of vaping.
JUUL History & Timeline
While JUUL has recently been in the news, the history of the e-cigarette product dates back more than 12 years. Here’s a JUUL timeline from launch to now.
- Jun. 2007: Ploom, Inc. is founded by James Monsees and Adam Bowen and begins marketing Pax Vaporizers. They became billionaires in late 2018.
- May 5, 2011: Ploom, Inc. officially changes name to Pax Labs, Inc.
- Apr. 7, 2015: JUUL Labs, Inc. formed.
- Jun. 1, 2015: The JUUL is first introduced into the market by Pax Labs. The JUUL is an e-cigarette product for vaping.
- Jun. 2015 – Nov. 2018: JUUL floods Social Media sites Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube with marketing ads designed to target young adults and minors, using young models and celebrity influencers. JUUL even launched campaigns handing out FREE JUUL devices.
- Jun. 2017: Adam Bowen & James Monsees officially leave Pax Labs
- Jul. 2017: JUUL Labs is spun out of Pax Labs as independent company. Monsees becomes Chief Product Officer. Bowen becomes Chief Technology Officer.
- Apr. 24, 2018: FDA demands JUUL Labs produce documents regarding JUUL’s marketing practices, market research, product design, public health impact, adverse events and complaints related to JUUL.
- Apr. 17, 2018: American Academy of Pediatrics Posts warning on website to parents regarding the dangers of JUUL
- Sept. 12, 2018: FDA Conducts the Largest Coordinated Enforcement Activity in its History – 1300 Retail Stores Illegally Selling JUUL, and other e-Cig, Devices to Minors Issued Civil Penalties and Official Warning Letters
- Sept. 12, 2018: FDA sends letter to JUUL demanding the company ‘take prompt action to address the rate of youth use of JUUL products.’; Demands ‘detailed plan to address and mitigate widespread use by minors.’; Demands ‘removing flavored products from the market…’
- Sept. 28, 2018: FDA conducts unannounced inspection of JUUL Labs, Inc.; Seizes 1,000’s of documents in latest e-cigarette crackdown.
- Oct. 2, 2018: The Centers for Disease Control Issues Press Release on the Dangers of JUUL
- Nov. 18, 2018: Under pressure from FDA and Medical Organizations, JUUL halts retail sales of flavored JUUL pods; Exits social media, discontinuing Facebook and Instagram accounts.
- Dec. 18, 2018: U.S. Surgeon General releases Advisory on E-cigarette Epidemic Among Youth; “We must take action now to protect the health of our nation’s young people.”
- Dec. 20, 2018: Altria (previously known as Philip Morris Companies, Inc.) Invests $12.8 Billion in JUUL for 35% of JUUL Labs
- Feb. 6, 2019: FDA sends letter to JUUL demanding meeting following Altria’s acquisition of major ownership of JUUL; Notice given to JUUL that its actions are inconsistent with previous representations made to the FDA concerning addressing the crisis of youth use of JUUL products.
- Apr. 8, 2019: U.S. Senate launches investigation into JUUL Lab’s Marketing tactics.
- Jul. 24-25, 2019: U.S. Congress Oversight Committee Hearings on JUUL’s Role in Youth Nicotine Addiction Epidemic
- Aug. 16, 2019: Juul raises $785 million in equity and debt financing from Proioxis Ventures
- Aug. 29, 2019: Bloomberg says Juul devices were involved in three reports of seizures linked to vaping.
- Sept. 9, 2019: The FDA slams Juul for portraying its e-cigs as 'totally safe' and marketing them to kids at schools.
- Sept. 17, 2019: Juul sales are halted in China for unclear reasons.
- Sept. 23, 2019: The US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California has reportedly launched a criminal investigation into Juul.
- Sept. 25, 2019: CEO Kevin Burns steps down and is replaced by longtime tobacco executive K.C. Crosthwaite.
- Oct. 7, 2019: A crop of school districts across three states sues Juul.
- Oct. 17, 2019: Juul extends its ban on sweet and fruity flavors to include online sales.
- Nov. 7, 2019: Juul stops selling mint flavored options, leaving only menthol and tobacco flavored refillable cartridges.
- Sept. 30, 2021: The CDC and FDA releases a study that finds that over 2 million middle-and-high-school students in the US were using e-cigarettes.
- Jun. 23, 2022: The FDA bans Juul from selling and distributing its e-cigarette products in the US, and also orders that all products currently in the market be removed.
- Dec. 6, 2022: Juul agrees to settle roughly 5,000 lawsuits that accused the company of marketing its products to teens and children.
- Apr. 12, 2023: Juul reached a $462 million settlement with states including New York and California, ending allegations that Juul targeted young consumers with its marketing.
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