Struggling To Breathe With Shortness of Breath? Vaping could be to blame
Background: JUUL® Labs Inc. Marketing Nicotine Products to Children
JUUL and other companies released electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) that were being delivered in a cloud of vapor that was marketed as a safe alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes.
Not only were they marketing it as a safe alternative to cigarettes, but they also marketed it heavily with fruity and sweet flavors in order to create an entirely new alternative experience to smoking. While also adding to this experience, JUUL used nicotine salts instead of freebase nicotine.
High Levels of Nicotine and Dangerous Alterations
However, the biggest issue with the company using these nicotine salts is giving a significant amount of nicotine being absorbed into the bloodstream significantly faster. With the way they were marketing their products to be a “safe and sweet-tasting alternative to cigarettes,” it attracted the interest of children and young adults that wouldn’t have picked up the devices had it not been for the marketing.
During the marketing campaigns, JUUL employees and ambassadors were quoted saying “It is a 99.99% safer alternative to smoking…the FDA will approve of it any day now.” When that truth was not the case. The FDA had never deemed it was safer because they had still been running tests and had no knowledge of short term or long term advantages or disadvantages.
Now, it’s being discovered that people are having severe cases of pulmonary illness-causing many symptoms that are requiring people to be on either life support of ventilators. These being some of the more extensive situations that people are finding as a result of vaping.
Commonly Reported Side Effects Include:
- cough, shortness of breath or chest pain
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- fatigue, fever, weight loss
Currently, there are 450+ people with this issue and it’s continuing to rise with more people vaping every day.
JUUL® and Other ENDS Devices Lawsuit Free Consultation
If you or a loved one are experiencing these symptoms and believe that it could be due to the vaping habits that you exhibited, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Reyes Browne Reilley can help you retrieve just compensation for any of the medical expenses, lost wages, as well as mental and physical anguish you have endured. We’re here to take care of you because of their lack of consideration. Contact us today for your free consultation. You can submit to the short form on this page, or call us 24/7 at (214) 526-7900.