In November of 2019, the American Medical Association (AMA) issued a press release calling for the ban of all vaping products not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This would effectively be a ban on all e-cigarettes on the market as there are currently no vaping products that are approved by the FDA for smoking cessation. Included among these products would be the e-cigarettes manufactured by Juul.
American Medical Association Notes Risks of Vaping
The AMA’s call for a ban on vaping products comes as a result of the over 2,000 lung illnesses and 40 deaths that have been linked to the use of e-cigarettes. The association also noted the alarming spike in e-cigarette use by young people. The AMA noted that there is very little evidence regarding the safety of short-term or long-term use of vaping products. It is clear that nicotine is not healthy, and the widespread use by young people is alarming. Manufacturers of vaping and e-cigarette products have failed to do adequate research regarding the safety of these devices.
Juul E-cigarette Lawsuits
States like California and New York have filed lawsuits against e-cigarette manufacturer Juul alleging that the company deliberately marketed their products toward young people. The states argue that this marketing has led to a public health crisis. The company targeted young people with its deceptive advertising and appealing flavors such as mango and crème brulee. They downplayed the nicotine component of the product and launched advertising campaigns glamorizing vaping. As a result, many young people engaged in vaping even if they had never smoked a cigarette before.
It is also alleged that the company failed to warn consumers that its product contained nicotine and misrepresented e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking. In September of 2019, the FDA issued a warning letter regarding the company’s illegal marketing of its products as a safer alternative. There is simply not enough research to back up this claim, and the evidence points to the fact that e-cigarettes are not safe.
Contact a Product Liability Attorney
If you have been injured due to a vaping product or if your child was deceived by Juul advertising, you should consult with an experienced product liability attorney. At Bonina & Bonina, P.C., we have over 50 years of experience helping people injured by dangerous products. Contact us online or call us at 1-888-MEDLAW1 to schedule your free consultation. Home and hospital visits are available. Se habla español.