Posted on 27th September, 2020
by Legal Staff
While Juul vaporizers are becoming more and more popular, especially among teenagers, the serious health effects using these devices can lead to are being relentlessly studied by medical researchers. In addition to lung disease, which is the most prevalent among people who had been using Juul vaporizers or another type of e-cigarette for a long time, heart problems are also a concern among the medical community. According to Mahmoud Sharaf, MD from the UnityPoint Heath, people who vape have a risk of 56% higher of having a heart attack and a risk of 30% higher to suffer a stroke than non-smokers. A heart attack occurs when a part of the heart muscle is not receiving enough blood, whereas a stroke happens when the heart arteries that carry oxygen to the organs in the body are blocked by cholesterol or when they are bleeding.
The effects of vaping on the heart are the following:
While vaping is dangerous for people of all ages, medical specialists are particularly concerned about the youth, as Juul vaporizers are currently very popular among this demographic. "Teens who are vaping now might be 18 and wouldn't otherwise have had heart issues. But, if they continue vaping, their first heart problem might appear as early as their late 20s or early 30s", Dr. Sharaf says. According to a survey conducted by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, e-cigarettes were the most common tobacco product among high school students, with nearly 28% of teenagers using the devices, whereas in middle school, e-cigarettes were used by over 10% students. This is a very alarming situation, as children and teenagers may come to struggle with serious conditions, including heart problems, at a very early age. Contrary to popular belief, using Juul vaporizers is not safer than smoking regular cigarettes, as the liquid of the device contains thousands of toxic chemicals along with nicotine.
Unfortunately, Juul vaporizers have not yet been recalled from the market, despite a controversy that occurred in 2019, when the manufacturer Juul Labs, Inc. shipped at least one million contaminated e-cigarette pods throughout the country. A former Juul executive was alleging this in a lawsuit. Nevertheless, this has not prompted the company to recall their products, as the former CEO of the company said that "half our customers are drunk and vaping, who is going to notice the quality of our pods". Furthermore, the former CEO said that the lawsuit is "baseless". Therefore, Juul vaporizers are still widely available in the United States and while their health effects are still being studied by medical researchers, they are undoubtedly dangerous and a potential health threat.
If you experienced a heart attack or a stroke as a result of using Juul vaporizers for a long period of time, you may be eligible for compensation. With over 35 years of professional experience, our team of experts will first quickly check your eligibility over the phone, a process that will take approximately 10 minutes. If you qualify for compensation, we will assist you with filing a claim with Juul Labs, Inc. for their failure to warn against the dangerous health effects of their products. By working with Atraxia Law, you are bound to obtain the most favorable outcome for your case and recover the maximum compensation you are eligible for. For additional information, do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly answer your questions.