Juul Lawsuit and E-Cigarette Addiction - Banyan Treatment Center

Juul Lawsuit and E-Cigarette Addiction

Juul Lawsuit and E-Cigarette Addiction
 

Juul Lawsuit and E-Cigarette Addiction


Juul e-cigarettes are allegedly designed to “improve the lives of the world’s one billion adult smokers” by acting as a “smoking alternative,” the company’s site says. [1]

Though Juul prohibits those under the age of 21 from buying their products online, the age to purchase Juul e-cigarettes and products is much younger in person. Teens are 16 times more likely to use Juuls than adults, with many schools facing epidemic levels of e-cigarette use among children and teens. [2]

Recently, a family has started a class action lawsuit against Juul, alleging that their 15-year-old child has become addicted to Juul.3 The vapors in Juuls may contain nicotine, tobacco, flavoring, and other addictive substances that keep teens coming back. Here’s more on how this Juul lawsuit may result in a Juul ban for certain age groups.

Understanding the Juul Lawsuit

Many communities have been enacting Juul flavor bans, eliminating flavors that are aimed at teens and young adults. But this lawsuit alleges that Juul’s targeting of teens and misleading marketing are more insidious than previously thought. In this lawsuit, the family alleges that:

  • Juul did not disclose that their products contained nicotine
  • The Juul device deceived the child’s parents, they did not think it was an e-cigarette because of its design
  • The company did not ensure its marketing and products did not target minors

The Juul lawsuit also explains that the addicted teenager suffers seizures, which are believed to stem from nicotine ingestion through the Juul. Seizures are a potential side effect of drug withdrawals, including opiate withdrawal. Our center for drug detox can help patients safely detox by managing side effects and withdrawal symptoms.

Treating Addiction in Boca Raton and Beyond

At Banyan Boca, we understand how dangerous Juul e-cigs can be. Substances such as nicotine, especially when ingested at younger ages, can set the groundwork for lifelong addiction. But it doesn’t have to be this way. While lawsuits are aiming to increase Juul’s responsibility for the use of its products, there are teens and young adults who need help addressing their addictions now.

Our drug and alcohol treatment center in Boca is here to help. Call 888-280-4763 to learn more.


Sources:

  1. Juul
  2. Truth – new study reveals teens 16 times more likely to use juul than older age groups
  3. ABC Action News – Class-action lawsuit filed against Juul on behalf of Sarasota teen ‘addicted’ to e-cigarettes
Alyssa
Alyssa
Alyssa who is the National Director of Digital Marketing, joined the Banyan team in 2016, bringing her five-plus years of experience. She has produced a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. Through strategic marketing campaign concepts, Alyssa has established Banyan as an industry leader and a national household name.