Is Vaping Causing Seizures?

From Smith & Johnsons Attorney Tim Smith in Legal Examiner: In April, the FDA announced that it was investigating 32 reports of people suffering seizures after vaping. Since then, 92 more reports were made to that agency. Seizures were reported by first time users and experienced e-cigarette users. Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that […]

JUUL: The Evil We Haven’t Faced Before

The Henry Ford Hospital was recently the first to complete a double lung transplant as a result of a vaping induced lung injury. As reported by Smith and Johnson Attorney Tim Smith in the Legal Examiner: Dr. Hassan Nemeh, the Henry Ford Hospital surgeon who led the first double lung transplant on a teenager whose […]

What Parents Should Know About Vaping

What parents should know about vaping from Legal Examiner: In a recent article from Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher discussed her research on young people’s perceptions of vaping products. Dr. Halpern-Felsher explained that JUUL e-cigarettes contain over 41 milligrams of nicotine per pod which is the nicotine equivalent of 1 and a […]

Detroit Hospital Performs First of It’s Kind Vaping-related Lung Transplant

Michigan hospital performs first of it’s kind vaping-related lung transplant. From Legal Examiner: Doctors at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit “have performed a double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping.” “The hospital system announced Monday that it believes it is the first in the country to perform the surgery […]

Teen Vaping and JUUL’s Market Share Continue to Increase

Even with all the news coverage about the health risks associated with vaping, in just three short years, the number of teens who reported vaping nicotine in the past month has more than doubled. The Journal of the American Medical Association on 11/5/19 reported that 28% of high schoolers and 11% of middle schoolers reported […]

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” […]

Multiple School Districts Join in the Fight Against JUUL and Vaping

As the dire consequences of vaping become better known, more entities are joining in the fight against JUUL and e-cigarettes. As reported in the Legal Examiner: NPR reports: Multiple districts filed lawsuits on Monday, including school systems in Olathe, Kan.; St. Charles, Mo.; Long Island, N.Y.; and La Conner, Wash. Three of those suits charge […]

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 […]