Teenager suing Juul over asthma
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August

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /


MORRIS – TWO GIANTS IN THE E- CIGARETTE AND NICOTINE INDUSTRIES. AND AT THE CENTER OF IT – A TEENAGER – WHO CLAIMS JUUL’S PRODUCTS WORSENED HIS ASHTMA. BRIDGET: JUUL SAYS – ITS PRODUCTS ARE HELPING TO ELIMINATE TRADITIONAL TOBACCO USE AND ARE A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE FOR ADULT SMOKERS. ABC’S MAGGIE RULLI HAS THE LATEST ” A TEENAGER IS SUEING JUUL- THE POPULAR E- CIGARETTE MAKER – AND TOBACCO INDUSTRY GIANT PHILIP MORRIS SOT: MIKE GUTZEIT/CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL) “VAPING IN TEENAGERS IS SOMETHING THAT’S HARMING OUR KIDS AND WE WANT THAT TO BE LOUD AND CLEAR.” THE 19-YEAR-OLD SAYS AFTER HE BEGAN USING A JUUL DEVICE 3 YEARS AGO – HE BECAME ADDICTED TO NICOTINE AND HAD WORSENING ASTHMA SYMPTOMS BECAUSE OF IT. SOT DR. ROBERT JACKLER/ PROFESSOR, STANFORD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE “MANY MILLIONS OF MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO ARE GETTING ADDICTED TO THESE VAPORS B/C OF THE NICOTINE AND MAY OR MAY NOT OVER THE LONG TERM SUFFER ADVERSE HEALTH CONSEQUENCES.” ACCORDING TO THE LAWSUIT JUUL ILLEGALLY MARKETED THE DEVICES TO MINORS – AND DECEIVED THE PUBLIC ON RISKS OF VAPING. SOT DR. ROBERT JACKLER/ PROFESSOR, STANFORD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE MOST TEENAGERS DON’T UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF WHAT THEY’RE DRAWING INTO THEIR LUNGS. THE LAWSUIT USING THE RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS ACT – A LAW CREATED TO TARGET ORGANIZED CRIME THE LAWSUIT SAYS “MIMICKING BIG TOBACCO’S PAST MARKETING PRACTICES, DEFENDANTS PREY ON YOUTH FOR FINANCIAL GAIN.”AND BECAUSE PHILIP MORRIS IS A SUBSIDIARY OF ALTRIA – AN INVESTOR IN JUUL – THE LAWSUIT ARGUES THE ALLEGEDLY DECEPTIVE MARKETING CONSTITUTES RACKETEERING. BOTH COMPANIES SAY THE CLAIMS HAVE NO MERIT. IN A STATEMENT JUUL SAYS THE HAVE “LAUNCHED AN AGGRESSIVE ACTION PLAN TO COMBAT UNDERAGE USE” ON CAM CLOSE THAT PLAN INCLUDED SHUTTING DOWN THEIR FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS AND ENHANCING ONLINE AGE-VERIFICATION. IN A STATEMENT THE COMPANY ALSO GOES ON TO SAY “WE HAVE NEVER MARKETED TO YOUTH AND DO NOT WANT ANY NON- NICOTINE USERS TO TRY OUR PRODUCTS. MR ABC NEWS NY” BRIDGET: ITS TIME TO HEAD TO HUBBARD TO CELEBRATE HOOT OWL DAYS.. WHAT YOU WONT WANT TO MISS AT THIS YEARS FESTIVAL.. TIMS JOINED BY A SPECIAL GUEST


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