JUUL e-Cigarette Class Action Investigation
Girard Sharp has filed a class action complaint charging JUUL with unlawfully marketing dangerous e-cigarettes and manipulating nicotine delivery to maximize addiction, causing a public health crisis and harming tens of thousands of minors and adults across the country.
If you are the parent or legal guardian of a minor who is a current or former user of a JUUL device, or any current or former user of a JUUL device who began using it in an effort to quit smoking, you may have a claim for relief. Protect your or your child’s rights and health by contacting a Girard Sharp attorney by calling toll-free at (866) 981-4800 or submitting your information below:
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The JUUL e-cigarette—introduced in 2015—is so addictive that it created the “largest ever recorded [increase in substance abuse] in the past 43 years for any adolescent substance use outcome in the U.S.” In only two years, JUUL undid over a decade of reduction in teenage nicotine addiction, leading to an increase in e-cigarette consumption the FDA has described as an “epidemic.”
Previous regulatory changes, which imposed tight restrictions on youth advertising and banned flavored cigarettes, caused the youth smoking rate to plummet from 28% in 1997 to 5.5%. Using tobacco industry documents as a playbook, JUUL hooked this new generation of users by using candy-like flavors and advertising that exploited the psychological vulnerabilities of adolescents.
The combination of JUUL’s chemically manipulated nicotine results in a product that provides higher doses of nicotine than the most potent cigarettes. JUUL’s pre-filled cartridges of nicotine solution, called “JUULpods,” contain three times more nicotine than the legal limit in the European Union.
One of the San Francisco engineers who invented the JUUL e-cigarette stated: “We don’t think a lot about addiction here because we’re not trying to design a cessation product at all . . . anything about health is not on our mind.”
Based on these alleged practices, parents or guardians of minors who are current or former JUUL users may have a claim, as do current or former users of JUUL as a cessation device to quit smoking. Protect you and your child’s rights and contact a Girard Sharp attorney by calling (866) 981-4800 or submitting the form above.
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For a free consultation about your potential claims, contact one of our consumer protection lawyers at (866) 981-4800 or fill out the form at the top of this page.