Around the country, multiple lawsuits are being filed against the maker of Juul e-cigarettes. The claims against the company are varied. In some cases, individuals are suing over personal injuries suffered as a result of the vaping device. Attorneys general from several states have filed suit, accusing the company of purposely marketing the devices to underaged users. And school districts large and small have filed both local and federal lawsuits seeking compensation for additional costs they have had to incur as a result of the rising use of the devices among their students.
Evidence against the use of Juul e-cigarettes is growing by the day, and so are the number of lawsuits being filed against the company. Leading the charges are school districts across the country, who have accused the popular vaping device and those manufactured by other companies of causing harm to their students, and adding significant costs to their operating budgets.
As lawsuits continue to be filed against the companies behind Juul e-cigarettes and more and more people become addicted or are sickened by the product, researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have just published an abstract detailing their most recent discovery: the product’s tobacco- and menthol-flavored liquids showed signs of being contaminated with microbial toxins.
Over the last few years, Juul e-cigarettes have faced multiple lawsuits accusing the company of furthering the scourge of vaping among teens and adolescents. The use of the products has been accused of causing significant adverse health effects by local school districts, individual parents, and lawmakers alike. Yet despite the negative publicity that has been highlighted in these pending lawsuits, Altria, the company now responsible for marketing the popular electronic vapor delivery products has continued to market its harmful product and has even shown a significant increase in the amount of social media advertising making its way to the market.
The school district in Florida’s most densely populated county has weighed in on a rapidly-expanding lawsuit against Juul e-cigarettes, accusing the manufacturer of causing significant harm to its students. The School Board of Pinellas County Schools voted unanimously to join three other Florida school districts, as well as almost 100 districts nationally who are accusing the company of marketing to teens and even younger children with the knowledge that their product was both addictive and harmful.
As school districts and individual parents around the country file lawsuits against Juul e-cigarettes, charging them with sickening minors, a new issue has been added to the long list of damages that the vaping craze has caused. They say that the Juul has led to additional complications for those afflicted by the coronavirus.
A 21-year-old from Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania has filed a personal injury lawsuit, accusing the Juul e-cigarette company of failing to warn of the dangers posed by their vaping products. Connor Evans nearly died last May after having used a Juul vape pen for over a year. He says that the product caused serious lung injuries.
JUUL, the largest manufacturer of e-cigarettes, is facing hundreds of lawsuits accusing it of contributing to a surge of nicotine use and addiction, and it is expected that the number of plaintiffs will continue to grow. Among the most recent additions to the claim is the city of Louisville, Kentucky. The city’s mayor, Greg Fischer, says that their goal is the prevention of more harm to the city’s youth.
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