JUUL lawsuits are erupting, and our attorneys are evaluating potential settlements. Why are lawyers saying JUUL vaping claims may be the next big mass tort?
JUUL and other types of e-cigarettes and/or vaping products have exploded in popularity over the last 10 years. In 2015 JUUL released that they are dominating a 3 billion dollar e-cigarette market. Whats the secret to JUUL’s success you might ask? The company’s e-cigarettes’ patented nicotine formulation is more addictive than anything else on the market including the most potent cigarettes.
Many of these new consumers are children, many of which do not know what they are getting into with JUUL. A recent study of 15 to 24-year-olds found only 25% of the participants who knew about JUUL e-cigarettes knew that they contained nicotine. A different study found that children who use e-cigarettes are four times more likely to become smokers than children who do not use e-cigarettes.
E-cigarette devices deliver nicotine to users through the inhalation of water-based vapors instead of smoke. Initially, these products were presented as a safer, non-toxic alternative to traditional cigarette smoking. However, a wave of recent studies has shown that JUUL and other nicotine vaping devices might be just as harmful as regular cigarettes.