Enacting More Laws – Not Enough to Curb Teenage Vaping

“More states are targeting teen vaping, but health advocates say it’s not enough to curb use” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/07/01/more-states-targeting-teen-vaping-health-advocates-say-its-not-enough-curb-use/?utm_term=.48be2618cbc0).

Maybe civil suits that hit these billion dollar vaping companies where it hurts (bank accounts) will be enough. If you suffered a miscarriage or delivered a baby suffering from birth defects after using JUUL devices, or if your teenager has become addicted to JUUL vapes, contact 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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Juuling is Cool, Chic, and Artistic

Well, except for the wet lung thing, the exploding device, and all those pesky toxins that get inhaled. Other than that, though, e-cigarettes including the Juul are all the rage, at least that’s what the marketing, directed at children, says.

“There’s what appears to be the first death by vape, once considered the millennial response to cigarettes, the potential safe replacement to the oddly human oral fixation of sticking something that blazes fire on one end into one’s mouth. Firefighters responding to a fire earlier this month found 38-year-old Tallmadge D’Elia with severe injuries to his face. Officials believe the lithium battery, used to generate heat for the smoke that’s emitted at the end of a vape, got so hot it exploded, causing the fire and killing D’Elia. Then there was the case of an 18-year-old hostess at a rural Pennsylvania restaurant who decided to try using e-cigarettes, according to a case study in Pediatrics. Within three weeks, the woman developed a rather nasty condition—“wet lung”—that included coughing, labored breathing, and stabbing pains in her chest, eventually sending her into respiratory failure.” (https://www.thedailybeast.com/vaping-killed-vapers-dont-care).

Yeah, yeah, but adults successfully use e-cigarettes to quit real cigarettes, right? Maybe not. “Some people believe e-cigarettes may help lower nicotine cravings in those who are trying to quit smoking. However, e-cigarettes are not an FDA-approved quit aid, and there is no conclusive scientific evidence on the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for long-term smoking cessation. It should be noted that there are seven FDA-approved quit aids that are proven safe and can be effective when used as directed.” (https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/electronic-cigarettes-e-cigarettes).

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IS JUUL WORTH FIFTEEN BILLION DOLLARS?

“Despite public health concerns and increased scrutiny from the Food and Drug Administration that have led to bans by local governments, the Wall Street Journal reported that the start-up raised $650 million in funding earlier this month, valuing the firm at $15 billion — a figure well beyond the $1 billion valuation required to be dubbed a Silicon Valley unicorn.” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/07/30/e-cigarette-maker-juul-targeted-teens-with-false-claims-of-safety-lawsuit-claims/?utm_term=.5fafa5a9e24b). And, that money is being made from children… and, children are the targets of their ads. “”[E-cigarette producers] ignore absolutely everything that was ever agreed to around combustible cigarettes,” says Jackler. His collection of e-cigarette ads is rife with such misleading and targeted messages that hawk everything from pseudoscientific health claims to kid-friendly bubblegum flavors and “back to school” sales. “You have pictures of doctors saying, ‘Use this e-cigarette.’ You have all sorts of claims in e-cigarettes that are the kinds of things that would have been forbidden. E-cigarettes show up on television and radio,” he continued.” (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/electronic-cigarettes-millennial-appeal-ushers-next-generation-nicotine-addicts-180968747/).

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3.6 Million Middle and High School Students Used E-cigarettes in 2018

“Introduced in 2015, Juul e-cigarettes have skyrocketed in popularity among youth across the United States, leading to what public health officials have called a youth e-cigarette “epidemic.” In 2018, e-cigarette use among high school students rose by 78 percent, and more than 3.6 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes – an alarming increase of 1.5 million students in one year.” (https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/what-we-do/industry-watch/e-cigarettes). The growth in sales to teens goes along with their incredible profits. “In a letter to investors in May, Juul said its first-quarter sales were $528 million, an increase of about 23% from the previous quarter’s revenue, which it said in the letter was $430 million.” (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-11/juul-tells-investors-sales-are-climbing-again-despite-flavor-pullback).

If you suffered a miscarriage or delivered a baby suffering from birth defects after using JUUL devices, or if your teenager has become addicted to JUUL 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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Defendant Juul Now Being Now Sued by Teens in Florida and Alabama. Where Next?

In lawsuits already filed in Florida and Alabama, Plaintiffs are accusing Juul of marketing addictive products known to be harmful to teens. (https://soupwire.com/students-file-juul-lawsuit/). “Now, just as tobacco companies have been forced out of the cycle of concern and reassurance that they’ve maintained for decades, Juul looks as if it’s jumping in. Unlike mentholated, filtered, or “light” cigarettes, studies have found that e-cigarettes are at least somewhat healthier to smoke than the traditional model. But as e-cigarettes have gained popularity and researchers have begun studying their long-term effects, they’ve found evidence linking vaping to potential dangers to the heartrespiratory system, and brain—and suggesting that, regardless of Juul’s claimed mission to help adult smokers quit, e-cigarette use can lead younger people to take up smoking. Juul’s serious new television ads don’t address any of that. Instead, the company’s marketing strategy relies on a now familiar sleight of hand, ignoring this mounting evidence of health complications and pivoting to a narrative of relative safety. The ads bank on Big Tobacco’s villainous reputation, earned through decades of scheming and misrepresentation, to make Juul seem noble in contrast: like an e-cigarette hero, swooping in to save the day.” (https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/06/juul-big-tobacco-marketing/592174/).

If you suffered a miscarriage or delivered a baby suffering from birth defects after using JUUL devices, or if your teenager has become addicted to JUUL 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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“I’m Sorry” Doesn’t Quite Cut It After Poisoning Kids, Does It?

“Juul CEO tells parents ‘I’m sorry’ amid teen vaping ‘epidemic'” (https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/07/14/juul-ceo-kevin-burns-apologizes-parents-amid-teen-vaping-epidemic/1729367001/). Tell it to the Judge, Kevin. Of course, you would only be talking to a judge through your multi-million dollar legal defense team which is the kind you can easily afford with the billions of dollars that your company has made by marketing and selling poison to children.

If you suffered a miscarriage or delivered a baby suffering from birth defects after using JUUL devices, or if your teenager has become addicted to JUUL vapes, contact 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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Juul’s CEO Says, “Sorry” While Juul Gets Enough Cignatures to Overturn San Francisco Ban

File this under “Uber-Hypocrisy.”

“Juul CEO tells parents ‘I’m sorry’ amid teen vaping ‘epidemic’” (http://www.fmtrialattorneys.com/2019/07/im-sorry-doesnt-quite-cut-it-after-poisoning-kids-does-it/).

“Juul-backed measure to overturn SF’s vaping sales ban qualifies for November ballot” (https://www.sfexaminer.com/the-city/juul-backed-measure-to-overturn-sfs-vaping-sales-ban-qualifies-for-november-ballot/).

Where I come from “Sorry” does not mean doing what is necessary to do more of the same of what you are allegedly sorry for doing.

If you suffered a miscarriage or delivered a baby suffering from birth defects after using JUUL devices, or if your teenager has become addicted to JUUL 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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#Acetaldehyde + #acetone + #acrolein + #aerosol + #aldehydes + #drypuff + #formaldehyde = #Electroniccigarette

“Substances identified in e-cigarette liquids and aerosols include nicotine, solvent carriers (PG and glycerol), tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs), aldehydes, metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), phenolic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), flavorings, tobacco alkaloids, and drugs. Most reviewed studies have evaluated nicotine and impurities in the liquids such as TSNAs and nicotine-related impurities, while other studies have focused on identifying potentially harmful chemicals in the aerosol, such as carbonyl compounds, VOCs, TSNAs, metals, and silicates. Various chemical substances and ultrafine particles known to be toxic, carcinogenic, and/or to cause respiratory and cardiac disease have been identified in e-cigarette aerosols, cartridges, refill liquids, and environmental emissions. Some of the identified TSNAs, aldehydes, metals, VOCs, phenolic compounds, PAHs, and tobacco alkaloids are harmful or potentially harmful constituents.” (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK507184/).

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“Vaping” Sounds Harmless and Hip / “Lung Disease” Not So Much

“Besides nicotine, e-cigarettes and e-cigarette vapor contain propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin. These are substances used to produce stage or theatrical fog which have been found to increase lung and airway irritation after concentrated exposure. In addition, e-cigarettes and e-cigarette vapor may contain the chemicals or substances listed below.

  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs): At certain levels, VOCs can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches and nausea, and can damage the liver, kidney and nervous system.
  • Flavoring chemicals: Some flavorings are more toxic than others. Studies have shown that flavors contain different levels of a chemical called diacetyl that has been linked to a serious lung disease called bronchiolitis obliterans.
  • Formaldehyde: This is a cancer-causing substance that may form if e-liquid overheats or not enough liquid is reaching the heating element (known as a “dry-puff”).

(https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/tobacco-and-cancer/e-cigarettes.html).

Yeah, watch out for that “dry puff.” “Electronic cigarettes produce high levels of aldehyde only in dry puff conditions, in which the liquid overheats, causing a strong unpleasant taste that e-cigarette users detect and avoid. Under normal vaping conditions aldehyde emissions are minimal, even in new-generation high-power e-cigarettes.” (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25996087).

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#Acetaldehyde #Electroniccigarette #acetone #acrolein #aerosol #aldehydes #drypuff #formaldehyde

What’s Your Favorite Flavor of Poison? Cool mint, brulee, mango, fruit medley, Virginia tobacco, cool cucumber, classic menthol, or classic tobacco?

“A paper released in March in Chemical Research in Toxicology pulls no punches. It calls out Juul’s e-liquid formulation, arguing that the combination of nicotine and flavoring chemicals in the pods are a “cause for concern,” even compared to other vape manufacturers.” (https://www.inverse.com/article/54783-juul-pods-effects-health) “(1) some JUUL flavor pods have sufficiently high concentrations of flavor chemicals that may make them attractive to youth and (2) the concentrations of nicotine and some flavor chemicals (e.g., ethyl maltol) are high enough to be cytotoxic in acute in vitro assays.” (https://www.inverse.com/article/54783-juul-pods-effects-health). (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30896936).

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