JUUL Vape Device
Many of us grew up hearing that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health. They cause 80% to 90% of lung cancer cases, raise your blood pressure and increase your chances for developing heart disease. For decades, cigarette companies have searched for an alternative to lower health risks while providing the same effect. Enter JUUL, an e-cigarette company founded in 2017 that markets itself as an alternative to cigarettes.
The company has come under fire recently in the wake of three lawsuits alleging the devices have caused JUUL users to become addicted to nicotine. One of the JUUL lawsuits was filed by the parents of a 15-year-old boy who they claim is addicted to the vaping device and the nicotine it provides. In addition, the Massachusetts Attorney General opened an investigation into JUUL to determine if the company is targeting minors with their products.
Although JUUL vaping devices are intended for adults 21 and older, they have become popular among teens, particularly high school students. In fact, the devices are so trendy many kids use the word as a verb, often referring to the act as “juuling.” There’s a growing fear that vaping will become the next generation’s version of smoking, a concern supported by a 2017 CDC study which found high schoolers and middle schoolers use e-cigarettes more often than regular ones.
Gold, Khourey & Turak is currently looking for people who vape and who have experienced any of the following:
- Any person, and especially High School or College Students, who have been diagnosed with Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis or Pneumonia or an Eosinophilic Pneumonia that required medical treatment including hospitalization. JUUL smokers can develop very quickly significant pneumonia that may require ICU care including mechanical ventilation. There won’t be many of these cases, but there will be some.
- Any person who has developed COPD or advanced Asthma after using JUUL products.
- Any person that has a heart attack (myocardial infarction) after using JUUL products.