Chicago Law Firm Investigating the Filing of a Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against the Makers of JUUL E-Cigarettes for Targeting Teens into Addiction
CHICAGO, August 15, 2019 -- A Chicago law firm
stated today that it is preparing to file a nationwide class action lawsuit against the makers of JUUL e-cigarettes. Moll Law Group has been contacted and is currently investigating claims of teen addiction and injuries associated with nicotine ingestion, including a recent warning by the federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) of the association between seizures and e-cigarettes.
Health authorities consider youth e-cigarette use an epidemic. Mimicking Big Tobacco’s past marketing practices, JUUL makers prey on youth for financial gain. And now that Philip Morris, seller of Marlboro, the country’s most popular cigarette especially among youth, partnered with JUUL, the country’s lead e-cigarette seller, progress in nicotine cessation stands to erode. JUUL makers use the very fraudulent and deceptive youth marketing business practices adjudged to violate federal racketeering laws, various lawsuits state.
The E-Cigarette Epidemic
According to the CDC, about 4.9 million middle and high school students were current users of a tobacco product in 2018, meaning that they used such products within the past 30 days. This
represents an increase of 1.3 million users just since 2017.