Entries by Smith-Johnson

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How JUUL Hooked Our Teenagers

JUUL intentionally marketed e-cigarettes to teenagers knowing that they were more potent than the average cigarette. JUUL’s sales force encouraged retailers to stock JUUL e-cigarettes by sharing a chart that showed with 5 minutes, JUUL could deliver 35% more nicotine into the bloodstream than the venerable Pall Mall cigarette. From Legal Examiner: “JUUL’s breakthrough “nicotine salts” […]

Zantac Recalled Over Cancer-Causing Impurity

We’ve been keeping an eye on developments with the Zantac recall. Zantac and generic ranitidine products are used to treat heartburn and have been recalled due to concerns that the medications contain probable cancer-causing agents. Zantac and other ranitidine products were recalled last week as the “U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether the […]

JUUL Accused Of Knowingly Shipping Over 1,000,000 Contaminated Pods

JUUL knowingly shipped over one million contaminated pods, as claimed by former JUUL Senior Vice President Siddarth Breja. Breja claims he was fired for raising concerns over the issue. As reported by Legal Examiner: Breja filed suit over the incident and in his pleadings alleged that JUUL CEO Kevin Burns responded to Breja’s concerns about […]

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Does Roundup Cause Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

With all the news around the Roundup lawsuits and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, you may be wondering if Roundup really does cause cancer. In 2019 a study found that there is a “compelling link” that exists between glyphosate exposure and the risk of developing non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Study researchers were “convinced” about the carcinogenic properties of the chemical. […]

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Michigan Judge Suspends Gov. Whitmer’s Ban on Flavored E-cigarettes

Earlier this fall, on Sept 4th after the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency, Governor Whitmer announced an emergency order with plans to ban flavoring in e-cigarettes containing nicotine. Michigan was the first state to announce such a ban. Other states quickly followed suit. E-cigarette supplier and retail store […]

Vaping Related Death Reported in Michigan

The first vaping related death has been reported in Michigan. Michigan Health and Human Services announced the death of an adult male due to vaping related lung injury on Oct. 2. In the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. David C. Christiani, M.D. writes of vaping related deaths and notes that “there is clearly an […]

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Multidistrict Litigation formed in JUUL/e-cigarette Lawsuits

October 2th marked the beginning of multidistrict litigation for JUUL/e-cigarette lawsuits. As Smith & Johnson Attorney Tim Smith writes in the Legal Examiner: The Federal Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation [MDL] entered an order yesterday creating a MDL and centralizing all federal cases against JUUL Labs, Inc into the courtroom of U.S. District Judge William Orrick of […]

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Has Roundup Put Hunters at Risk of Cancer As Well?

With hunting season just around the corner, many of us start thinking about deer camp. The Traverse City Record Eagle recently reported on the use of Roundup in Northern Michigan deer camps and the risk to hunters in developing non-Hodgkins lymphoma.. Read their report here. As Smith & Johnson Attorney Tim Smith recently wrote in […]