JUUL Devices Are Associated with Serious Injuries, Health Problems, and Addiction
After decades of declining cigarette usage among young people, the trend of abstaining from nicotine products has reversed sharply in recent years due to the rising popularity of e-cigarettes like JUUL. One of the most popular brands of e-cigarettes, JUUL is especially popular among teens due to its easily concealed nature and assortment of sweet flavors.
Many brands of e-cigarettes are susceptible to dangerous malfunctions, including catching fire or even exploding. In addition, JUUL poses risks to users’ health and puts them at risk of addiction. The latter is particularly damaging to teens, who are at high risk of becoming addicted to the significant levels of nicotine present in the pods required to use the devices.
Nicotine is also damaging by itself, especially to developing brains. Teens who are exposed to nicotine may develop damage and harmful changes in the areas of their brains that are responsible for controlling attention span, learning capacity, moods, and impulse control. Other injuries associated with the high levels of nicotine in JUUL include lung damage, seizures, and stroke.
At Cofman Townsley, our St. Louis defective product lawyers know that JUUL has been under fire and subject to strict regulation or even bans in many cities and states throughout the U.S. due to its harmful nature. If you or someone you love suffered health problems after using an e-cigarette like JUUL, we want to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.