Juul Lawyer in San Diego

Juul advertised their products as “a better alternative to smoking.” Teenagers quickly fell victim to this belief as the flavors mimicked that of candy. Individuals that were not previous smokers also fell victim to this new trend, “Vaping.” Long term smokers, looking towards a healthier alternative, were also led astray into Juul’s vaping claims that they are safer to use than smoking cigarettes.

Who is affected by Juul?

Teenagers, individuals, and long term smokers who have become addicted to Juul are posing a more massive risk than these users could have ever imagined. The risk: Death. Consumers look at Juul as an alternative to smoking cigarettes instead of: a quick, silent, irreversible, and unexplainable death. The Mitchell Firm is here to help.

What is Juul?

Juul markets their product as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. It is a water vapor that has nicotine, claiming it is safer to “vape” than smoke cigarettes.

It’s ingredients, although listed, contain a secret

ingredient:

  • PROPYLENE GLYCOL AND GLYCERINE (30/60 MIX)
  • (UP TO 90%)
    • Propylene glycol and glycerine are clear liquids used to create a visible vapor by the food industry, the medical industry, and the beauty industry.  Most of the vape fluids you inhale today, contain propylene glycol (PG)
    • Benzoic acid, nicotine, and flavor.
    • According to Vape Station, Benzoic acid is in tobacco, and when combined with nicotine ( a stimulant that comes from the tobacco plant), it helps provide cigarette-like satisfaction.
    • Nicotine is a stimulant that comes from the tobacco plant. We use highly purified/USP grade/pharmaceutical grade nicotine.
  • FLAVOR”
    • JUUL pods flavors consist of naturally occurring and artificial flavor ingredients that provide the specific taste profile for each user.

Missing ingredient: Diacetyl.

Is Juul worse than smoking cigarettes?

JUUL contains twice the amount of nicotine concentrate as many other brands of e-cigarettes. Raising concerns that it may have a higher risk of addiction than other e-cigarettes. One cartridge, called a pod, has roughly the equivalent amount of nicotine as one pack of cigarettes.

What is Juul’s purpose?

During development, Juul’s intended purpose is creating a “satisfying alternative to smoking cigarettes.”

Juul’s mission statement: “IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THE WORLD’S ONE BILLION ADULT SMOKERS BY ELIMINATING CIGARETTES.”

According to Juul’s website, former smokers, James and Adam, are the founders of Juul. Their primary purpose is to target the world’s one billion adult smokers by eliminating cigarettes and providing a healthier alternative. They would like adults to trade in their use of cigarettes, with the use of their deadly products.

Are Juul/ e-cigarettes safe?

Juul manufacturers advertise their products as “a safer alternative to cigarettes. Juul claims to be free from the many harmful chemicals found in cigarettes.” Most e-cigarette companies fail to tell consumers that their products contain Diacetyl. This missing ingredient could kill you silently.

According to OSHA, "Diacetyl (also called 2,3-butanedione) is a chemical used to give butter-like and other flavors to food products, including popcorn. This chemical is a marker of exposure to flavoring vapors in investigations evaluating lung disease in microwave popcorn manufacturing facilities. 1." This one ingredient used for flavoring Juul's vape juice is a harmful component of how "popcorn lungs" will slowly kill you. A chemical that, if vaporized, is highly toxic and can have detrimental health effects on those who inhale its vapors.

Various reports expose this information. The different flavor chemicals present in e-cigarette refill fluids are Diacetyl, cinnamaldehyde, menthol, and ethyl vanillin. They are sweet, buttery/creamy, and fruity/citrus e-liquids.

Juul cannot confirm that their product does not contain traces of this toxic chemical. Juul does deny any involvement with adding dangerous amounts of Diacetyl to their products. The Mitchell Firm can help! Speaking to each person, on a case by case basis will help us determine if you are eligible to receive compensation after using Juul Products.

"Popcorn lung" is the nickname for bronchiolitis obliterans. It is a condition that damages your lungs' smallest airways and makes you cough and feel short of breath. Breathing in Diacetyl, by inhaling its components is what causes "popcorn lung" to present itself.

Have you noticed yourself coughing more and having trouble breathing while doing your everyday tasks since you began using Juul?

Do you have a hard time, "catching your breath?"

The most common injury associated with diacetyl vapor exposure is bronchiolitis obliterans (popcorn lung).

Popcorn lung is rare and a condition that damages your lung's small airways, making it difficult to breathe and causing individuals to experience aggressive coughing spells. If untreated, popcorn lung can degenerate into total respiratory collapse, which can be fatal. That is not the only problem that is present because of "vaping."

If you have had any of the problems listed below, please contact The Mitchell Firm today.

  • Severe addiction
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Heart attack or heart problems
  • Lung or respiratory failure
  • Mental health or behavior issues
  • Nicotine poisoning
  • Pregnancy complication or congenital disabilities
  • Seizures
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Stroke
  • Other complications

If you or someone you love have been to a doctor and they told you to have any of the conditions listed above, we would like to speak with you. The Mitchell Firm can determine if you have a case and help you during your time of distress.

Have you replaced your regular pack of smokes for a Juul Pod containing more than enough nicotine as a pack of cigarettes? The Law Firm of Stephen Mitchell would like to hear how this is affecting your health.

According to the Washington Post, "A former executive contends in a new lawsuit that Juul released 1 million tainted vaping pods into the market, then failed to warn retailers and consumers. Many of the cases on the black market include THC products. Public health officials have not ruled out nicotine-based e-cigarettes as a culprit."

The only way to find out if you are eligible for compensation due to the effects of Juul and their products is by contacting The Mitchell Firm today. We are here to help you breathe again.

Three things The Mitchell Firm recommends you do:

  1. STOP USING JUUL IMMEDIATELY (and any other vaping brands)
    • a. Juul is not the only brand that contains this deadly chemical.
  2. GATHER ALL RECORDS OF JUUL CONSUMPTION
    • a. Receipts
    • b. Photos
    • c. Packaging
  3. CONTACT ONE OF OUR REPRESENTATIVES
    • a. We are available 24/7

The Mitchell Firm holds all companies accountable to protect you from further harm and make you aware of what these companies are trying to hide. If you or a family member have experienced these symptoms and have used or currently use e-cigarettes, please contact The Mitchell Firm today.