As of October 15, 2019, there have been 1,479 lung injury cases associated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products reported from 49 states (all except Alaska), the District of Columbia, and 1 U.S. territory1.
The CDC, with information from a study conducted by the US Department of Health and Human Services1 , has found:
- The use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, and young adults.
- Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.
- E-cigarettes can contain other harmful substances besides nicotine.
- Young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future.
Although JUUL has suspended the sale of the non-tobacco and non-menthol products as of October 17, 20192, they continue to sell tobacco and menthol products. All of which have been found unsafe for kids, teens and young adults (Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2019)2.
In addition to lung related injuries and the dangers of nicotine for adolescents, e-cigarette battery failure can result in explosions and burn injuries.3
If you or your child experienced negative consequences from vaping JUUL or another e-cigarette brand, we encourage you to contact our JUUL lawsuit attorneys in Pennsylvania at Metzger Wickersham to discuss filing a lawsuit. We can help you seek compensation if you became addicted to nicotine after JUUL use, or if you were otherwise harmed by JUUL vaping.
We are currently taking clients who were negatively affected by vaping JUUL e-cigarettes. Most of the plaintiffs filing JUUL lawsuits started vaping in their teens and became addicted to nicotine as a result. If successful, you can secure compensation for your past and future medical expenses, loss of wages, and more. We have a no-win, no-fee guarantee.
1 E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon Generalpdf icon [PDF – 8.47MB]. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2016. Accessed July 27, 2018.:
3Rossheim ME, Livingston MD, Soule EK, et al Electronic cigarette explosion and burn injuries, US Emergency Departments 2015–2017 Tobacco Control 2019;28:472-474.