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Multiple government agencies, as well as several individual families of young adults and teens, are filing cases against Juul. Juul lawsuits allege that the manufacturer marketed dangerous nicotine products to young adults. The lawsuits accuse the manufacturers of specifically targeting minors through their marketing strategies.
In multiple state courts nationwide, there is at least one Juul lawsuit filed state attorneys, as well as individual Juul lawsuits filed by private practices.
What is Juul?
Juul products are sleek, USB-shaped smoking devices. They are a concealable shape and the manufacturer provides a variety of flavors, which make them more appealing to young smokers.
Juul Labs’ claimed that smoking this product is a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. However, studies show that Juul products and other e-cigarettes may yield a number of dangerous health risks. With the rising popularity of this product and a subsequent increase in users who are suffering, Juul smokers are filing lawsuits nationwide.
Juul lawsuits include the following types of cases:
- Medical Bills
- Pain and Suffering
- Punitive Damages
The majority of the cases against Juul were filed by the families of minors who are now addicted. The company's marketing towards minors is a major concern for families across the United States. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is also taking major action against the manufacturer.
FDA Involvement for Juul Products
In early September 2019, the FDA issued a warning letter to Juul Labs Inc. for marketing unauthorized modified risk tobacco products by stating they were "safer than cigarettes."
The agency also expressed concern about several issues regarding Juul’s outreach and marketing practices, including those targeted at students, tribes, health insurers and employers. In September of 2018, the FDA began a historic series of enforcement actions related to the marketing and sales of e-cigarette products to kids. It was the largest coordinated enforcement effort in the FDA’s history. The agency issued more than 1,300 warning letters and fines to e-cigarette retailers who sold JUUL and other e-cigarette products to minors illegally. These fines, in addition to several other regulations and a public education campaign, add up to a comprehensive plan.
Has the FDA approved Juul products?
The FDA has not approved e-cigarettes, including the ones made by Juul. Juul has until spring 2020 to apply for approval as a new tobacco product. However, given the whirlwind of litigation surrounding the manufacturer, major changes to the product will be necessary to achieve FDA approval.
Side Effects & Injuries
The side effects associated with the use of e-cigarettes and Juul products include the following:
- Cardiovascular issues, including hardened arteries, increased blood pressure and a higher risk of heart attack
- Lung damage, including Bronchiolitis obliterans or "Popcorn Lung"
- Harm to the brain
Settlement News & Jury Verdict Victories for Juul Lawsuits
As of October of 2019, multiple Juul lawsuits are still in court. No court has reached a verdict concerning the allegations against the manufacturer.