The Vape Industry Hired “Influencers” to Target Young People

“In July, a congressional report found that Juul Labs Inc. had spent more than $200,000 to recruit influencers and market to young people. Now, the FDA, Federal Trade Commission and Congress are all investigating the social media marketing of e-cigs.” (https://nypost.com/2019/10/15/vape-influencers-say-theyre-the-real-victims-of-vaping-illness-crisis/).One example of a site that seems to recruit influencers states, “By joining the VAPORDNA Influencer Network, you will be able to promote VAPORDNA’s expansive product line, exclusive offers and earn 10%-20% commission on sales.” (https://vapordna.com/pages/influencer-program). Fortunately, the Feds are looking into this tactic. “Federal agencies are going after companies that paid social media “influencers” to promote vaping products, the US Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.” (https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/07/health/fda-ftc-influencer-marketing-vaping-ecigarettes-bn/index.html).

If you or a family member is 25 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER and ADDICTED to a JUUL device, you (of that family member) may be entitled to compensation. If your first experience with nicotine was through a Juul device and you are now addicted, you should know about the following lawsuit: Bradley Colgate, et al. v. Juul Labs, Inc., et al. (Case MDL No. 2913). Treating this case, and other similar cases, like it does with many “mass torts / multidistrict litigation” cases, the federal court system has consolidated the cases into one courtroom, and that courtroom is in the United Stated District Court for Northern California. With this development, I believe that things have taken a major, and positive, turn for the victims of the vape and e-cigarette industries.

My name is Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D., and I am a California physician and attorney. If you live in California and are addicted to e-cigarettes or vaping, please call me for a free / no-obligation consultation. I want to her your story, and I want to tell your story to a judge.

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The Learned Folks at YALE Say Vaping Is Bad

While the vape shop owners and online vale sellers will tell you vaping is harmless, you know better, right? Well, if you don’t, the medical experts at the prestigious Yale do, right? Yes, they do.

“In his imaging studies of adults who use e-cigarettes, Stephen Baldassarri, MD, an internist at Yale Medicine, has begun to gather information on the factors that influence nicotine delivery from e-cigarettes and whether vaping promotes cessation from conventional cigarette smoking. Teens cannot participate in such studies, but “we all agree that e-cigs are not a good thing for youth and nonsmokers,” Dr. Baldassarri says.” (https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/teen-vaping/)

My name is Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D., and I am a California physician and attorney. If you are 25 years old or younger, and live in California, and your first experience with nicotine was through a Juul device, and you are now addicted to nicotine, my firm is available to you for a free / no-obligation consultation to see if you can join the plaintiffs in Colgate v. Juul. If so, I can help tell your story to the Judge. If you would like a free consultation, please contact my office. (www.888mdjdlaw.com).
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THANK YOU, TIME MAGAZINE!!!

https://time.com/5680988/juul-vaping-health-crisis/

 

An Open Letter to Those in the “Vape Industry” Who Have Marketed Their Products Directly to Children

To paraphrase Beto O’Rourke, “Hell yes, we are coming for you.” Your greed has overcome your morals, ethics, and consciences. You have taken a play out of “big tobacco’s” playbooks and decided to get an entire generation hooked on your addictive poisons. While the government uses legislation and statutes to quash your predatory practices, plaintiffs’ lawyers will be hitting you in the only place you care about… your bank accounts. Ask Purdue Pharma how it feels (https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/16/us/purdue-pharma-bankruptcy-filing/index.html) to be on in the defendant’s chair in such lawsuits.

While your products may have positive attributes with actual tobacco smokers who are trying to quit, you knew there was little money in targeting only those who could actually benefit from your e-cigarettes. So, you decided to create a new, and much larger, group of consumers – our country’s teenagers. Sound familiar? It should. It’s what Purdue Pharma did with OxyContin. Purdue Pharma had a product that had benefit for those few patients with truly intractable pain. OxyContin was a life changer for such patients when used properly and in the right patient. OxyContin has true and measurable benefits. However, there were not enough of those patients to make this addictive drug into a multi-billion dollar market for Purdue Pharma. Seeing the potential in getting just about any patient with pain hooked on OxyContin, the opioid manufacturers and distributors promoted the campaign to make “Pain” the “Fifth Vital Sign.” This campaign was incredibly successful and opened addictive opioids like OxyContin to patients who did not have any medical need for it.

Putting profit ahead of lives is disgusting. What the vape industry is doing is indefensible. They not only need to be held accountable but be disgorged of their profits. Those profits should be used to compensate the people that have become addicted to their products, the people who have developed lung disease in just a few months after using their products, and the families of those that they have killed with their products.

And… as I end most of my posts… If you suffered a stroke, seizure, serious lung disease, miscarriage, delivered a baby suffering from birth defects, or suffered other catastrophic injury after using e-cigarette devices, or if your teenager has become addicted to e-cigarettes (vapes), contact a lawyer. It is our goal to help put an end to this crisis by helping the victims file civil lawsuits to recoup their losses. If you are located in the State of California and want help, please call Attorney and Physician Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. today for a free consultation.
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An Open Letter to Those in the “Vape Industry” Who Have Marketed Their Products Directly to Children

VAPING a “statewide public health emergency”

“A South Carolina senator is urging Gov. Henry McMaster to order all sales of vape products be stopped and declare a statewide public health emergency. Sen. Darrell Jackson, who represents Richland County, sent a letter to the governor’s office Friday. The Democrat wants McMaster to ban the sale of all vape products for four months while state and federal officials investigate the health effects of e-cigarette and vape pen use, according to Jackson’s spokesperson, Meghan Durant.” (https://www.live5news.com/2019/09/27/state-senator-asks-governor-declare-emergency-temporarily-halt-vape-sales/).

The Centers for Disease Control states that there are 805 confirmed and probable lung illnesses (a 52% increase in one week) from vaping.

If you were addicted to tobacco and are using a vape device as an alternative nicotine device to help you quit… and your physician agrees with that decision… I take no issue with that use… If you are just vaping for fun… please stop.

If you or a loved one suffered catastrophic injury, including, but not limited to, stroke, seizure, serious lung disease, miscarriage, or delivery of a baby suffering from birth defects after using e-cigarette devices… If your child or teenager has become addicted to e-cigarettes (vapes)… Please contact a lawyer and consider contacting my firm. I am Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. I am a California Attorney and California Physician. It would be my privilege to hear your story and tell it to a judge. I want to help put an end to this crisis by helping victims file civil lawsuits to recoup their losses and take away the profits of the vaping industry. I offer free consultations for potential vaping cases. If you are located in the State of California and want help, please call Attorney and Physician Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. today for a free consultation.
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Did the FDA Do Enough Fast Enough to Stop the Vaping Crisis?

“It’s time to hit the stop button
on this giant chemistry experiment
being conducted on the public,
a large portion of them teens and young adults.”

“Not a single e-cigarette on the market, including JUUL, the most popular brand, has gone through FDA regulatory review. In 2017, the agency allowed the products to stay on the market while it delayed reviewing them — a decision a federal judge recently ruled against. The FDA should never have allowed e-cigarettes onto the market without determining whether they benefit public health — a major requirement of the Tobacco Control Act is to prevent just this type of situation. It’s time to hit the stop button on this giant chemistry experiment being conducted on the public, a large portion of them teens and young adults.” (https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/27/perspectives/vaping-epidemic-juul-e-cigarettes-fda/index.html).

If you or a loved one suffered catastrophic injury, including, but not limited to, stroke, seizure, serious lung disease, miscarriage, or delivery of a baby suffering from birth defects after using e-cigarette devices… If your child or teenager has become addicted to e-cigarettes (vapes)… Please contact a lawyer and consider contacting my firm. I am Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. I am a California Attorney and California Physician. It would be my privilege to hear your story and tell it to a judge. I want to help put an end to this crisis by helping victims file civil lawsuits to recoup their losses and take away the profits of the vaping industry. I offer free consultations for potential vaping cases. If you are located in the State of California and want help, please call Attorney and Physician Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. today for a free consultation.
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“Nationwide vaping death toll rises, Congress grills FDA for not regulating the e-cigarette industry sooner”

How high does the number have to go?

You do know that not all of the disease/death
is from “other stuff” being vaped, right?

“The Georgia Department of Public Health announced Wednesday the state’s first death related to vaping-related lung disease. The 35-year-old man had a history of heavy nicotine vaping, but no history of vaping THC, the state agency said. The Florida Department of Health updated its report Tuesday of lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use to include one death.” (https://www.foxnews.com/politics/vaping-death-toll-congress-hearing-fda-regulation-juul-e-cigarette).

If you suffered a stroke, seizure, serious lung disease, miscarriage, delivered a baby suffering from birth defects, or suffered other catastrophic injury after using e-cigarette devices, or if your teenager has become addicted to e-cigarettes (vapes), contact a lawyer, and consider contacting my firm. It is our goal to help put an end to this crisis by helping the victims file civil lawsuits to recoup their losses. If you are located in the State of California and want help, please call Attorney and Physician Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. today for a free consultation.
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MY FIRST VAPE!

             

OF COURSE THESE ARE NOT PICTURES OF REAL ITEMS… but some creative picture maker out there on the Internet sure knows how to make a point! E-cigarettes, which are both highly addictive and very dangerous, are aggressively marketed directly to children. That’s the target audience/consumer of the greedy and despicable companies that peddle these poisons. Let that sink in as you go about your day.

If you suffered a stroke, seizure, serious lung disease, miscarriage, delivered a baby suffering from birth defects, or suffered other catastrophic injury after using e-cigarette devices, or if your teenager has become addicted to e-cigarettes (vapes), contact a lawyer, and consider contacting my firm. It is our goal to help put an end to this crisis by helping the victims file civil lawsuits to recoup their losses. If you are located in the State of California and want help, please call Attorney and Physician Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. today for a free consultation.

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To paraphrase Beto O’Rourke, “Hell yes, we are coming for you.” Your greed has overcome your morals, ethics, and consciences. You have taken a play out of “big tobacco’s” playbooks and decided to get an entire generation hooked on your addictive poisons. While the government uses legislation and statutes to quash your predatory practices, plaintiffs’ lawyers will be hitting you in the only place you care about… your bank accounts. Ask Purdue Pharma how it feels (https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/16/us/purdue-pharma-bankruptcy-filing/index.html) to be on in the defendant’s chair in such lawsuits.

While your products may have positive attributes with actual tobacco smokers who are trying to quit, you knew there was little money in targeting only those who could actually benefit from your e-cigarettes. So, you decided to create a new, and much larger, group of consumers – our country’s teenagers. Sound familiar? It should. It’s what Purdue Pharma did with OxyContin. Purdue Pharma had a product that had benefit for those few patients with truly intractable pain. OxyContin was a life changer for such patients when used properly and in the right patient. OxyContin has true and measurable benefits. However, there were not enough of those patients to make this addictive drug into a multi-billion dollar market for Purdue Pharma. Seeing the potential in getting just about any patient with pain hooked on OxyContin, the opioid manufacturers and distributors promoted the campaign to make “Pain” the “Fifth Vital Sign.” This campaign was incredibly successful and opened addictive opioids like OxyContin to patients who did not have any medical need for it.

Putting profit ahead of lives is disgusting. What the vape industry is doing is indefensible. They not only need to be held accountable but be disgorged of their profits. Those profits should be used to compensate the people that have become addicted to their products, the people who have developed lung disease in just a few months after using their products, and the families of those that they have killed with their products.

And… as I end most of my posts… If you suffered a stroke, seizure, serious lung disease, miscarriage, delivered a baby suffering from birth defects, or suffered other catastrophic injury after using e-cigarette devices, or if your teenager has become addicted to e-cigarettes (vapes), contact a lawyer. It is our goal to help put an end to this crisis by helping the victims file civil lawsuits to recoup their losses. If you are located in the State of California and want help, please call Attorney and Physician Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. today for a free consultation.
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An Open Letter to Those in the “Vape Industry” Who Have Marketed Their Products Directly to Children

“Spread of mysterious lung illness prompts a new question in the exam room: ‘Do you vape?’”

Doctor: “Do you vape?”

Patient: Cough, cough, wheeze, wheeze…

If you suffered a stroke, seizure, serious lung disease, miscarriage, delivered a baby suffering from birth defects, or suffered other catastrophic injury after using e-cigarette devices, or if your teenager has become addicted to e-cigarettes (vapes), contact a lawyer, and consider contacting my firm. It is our goal to help put an end to this crisis by helping the victims file civil lawsuits to recoup their losses. If you are located in the State of California and want help, please call Attorney and Physician Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. today for a free consultation.
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“Massachusetts gov temporarily bans sale of vape products”

Way to go, Massachusetts!

And, another state says enough is enough. The continually climbing body count (which includes disease and death) is causing state after state to take action.

““The use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products is exploding and we are seeing reports of serious lung illnesses,
particularly in our young people,” Baker said in the statement. “The purpose of this public health emergency
is to temporarily pause all sales of vaping products so that we can work with our medical experts to identify what is making
people sick and how to better regulate these products to protect the health of our residents.””
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/462835-massachusetts-gov-temporarily-bans-sale-of-vape-products

If you suffered a stroke, seizure, serious lung disease, miscarriage, delivered a baby suffering from birth defects, or suffered other catastrophic injury after using e-cigarette devices, or if your teenager has become addicted to e-cigarettes (vapes), contact a lawyer, and consider contacting my firm. It is our goal to help put an end to this crisis by helping the victims file civil lawsuits to recoup their losses. If you are located in the State of California and want help, please call Attorney and Physician Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. today for a free consultation.
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