JUUL is renowned as the most popular vaping brand on the American market. JUUL Labs, whose U.S. headquarters is based in San Francisco, CA, manufactured their e-cigarette to look like an USB flash drive, sleek and easy for everyone to use. Since their introduction U.S. consumers in 2015, youth vaping has skyrocketed, and health officials link the country’s teen vaping epidemic to the rise of JUUL products’ popularity.
Like other e-cigarettes, JUUL devices are battery-powered and heat a liquid containing nicotine to produce an aerosol that is inhaled by users. This liquid, which JUUL refers to as their e-liquid “flavor pods,” contain a combination of flavorings, organic compounds, cancer-causing chemicals, and what they call nicotine salts.
JUUL nicotine salts are easier for users to inhale and deliver higher levels of nicotine than traditional freebase nicotine. The use of nicotine salts allows for users to inhale the aerosol vapors more easily with less irritation or the “kick” that traditional cigarettes have.
However, leading health officials have found JUUL nicotine salts are especially potent and easily deliver alarmingly high levels of nicotine to users. In fact, JUUL’s nicotine content is one of the highest among e-cigarettes currently on the market. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that a single JUUL pod contains as much nicotine as 20 regular cigarettes, the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes. Because of the highly concentrated nature of JUUL nicotine salts, some researchers even say a JUUL pod contains the nicotine amount of two packs of cigarettes.
For decades nicotine has been linked to extreme health consequences, especially in kids, teens, and young adults. The CDC reports that since the brain keeps developing until an individual is about 25 years old, nicotine can severely harm the developing adolescent brain.
“Using nicotine in adolescence can harm parts of the brain that control attention, learning, mood, and impulse control,” the CDC reported.
In many of the JUUL nicotine addiction lawsuits flooding in across the nation, users call out JUUL’s nicotine salts for being dangerously potent and causing severe nicotine addictions and injuries. Users claim nicotine in JUUL nicotine salts for causing serious injuries including:
- Severe Nicotine Addictions
- Nicotine Poisoning
- Heart Injuries
- Blood Clots
- Elevated Blood Pressure
- Mood and Behavioral Problems
- Wrongful Death
Did You Develop a Nicotine Addiction or Injury from JUUL E-Cigarettes?
If you developed a severe nicotine addiction or injury from using JUUL e-cigarettes, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. According to recent allegations, JUUL Labs knew that their nicotine salts were overly potent but failed to warn users of health risks associated with nicotine. Their negligence should not define your suffering: recover compensation for your injuries. To speak with an experienced product liability attorney, contact the McGartland Law Firm today. Our award-winning product liability attorneys have recovered millions for injury victims across the U.S., defending their right to maximal compensation. For your free, no-obligation case evaluation, call us today at 866.832.9300.