JUUL and Vaping: Rising Use & Rising Deaths

There are two very concerning trends in vaping — rising use among teens and rising injury and death according to the Center for Disease Control [CDC]. These two vaping related data points are pointing toward the front end of what may become an epidemic. As of December 10, 2019, the CDC has documented a total […]

FDA Takes JUUL to Task For False Claims of JUUL Being a Safer Alternative

On September 18th, the Food and Drug Administration reprimanded JUUL for their false marketing around e-cigarettes being a safer alternative to cigarettes. The FDA ordered JUUL to “stop making unproven claims for its products” and “upped its scrutiny of a number of key aspects of Juul’s business, telling the company to turn over documents on […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]