Have you ever considered what’s In a Juul E Cigarette? Juul markets a fruit-flavored e-cigarette and the overall popularity of this product has increased since the day it was released. Many say this rise in popularity is this product might be a safe alternative to tobacco products. This device is starting to raise safety concerns within the medical community. One recent study determined teens who use Juul e-cigarettes have higher levels the carcinogen Acrylonitrile in their urine. Bloomberg news reports that many of these Juul e-cigarettes are designed to look like USB flash drives and these are popular among teens because they are disguised as something quite different. Many of the teens who were interviewed say these devices are becoming more and more ubiquitous on campus.
Unprecedented Popularity… Juul first hit the market in mid-2015. E-cigarette use in general has exploded and this is especially true among teens. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will report this year the number of teens in high school who are using e-cigarettes in 2018 has risen to roughly 3 million and that is an increase of more than 75 percent since last year’s National Youth Tobacco Survey conducted by the CDC. Juul has almost complete control of this market and it’s estimated they have more than a 70% market share.
In early September, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a crackdown on e-cigarette companies. The FDA gave Juul and the other e-cigarette manufacturers 60 days to present their plans to prevent youth access to these devices or they will suffer the regulatory consequences. A 2017 CDC survey determined that more than 45 percent of kids tried an e-cigarette without ever trying a traditional cigarette. What concerns regulators, researchers and our office is very little is known about what’s in these products. The issue of second hand exposure is also a subject of great concern.
Harmful Chemicals Found… The University of California, San Francisco launched The Teen Vaping Study and they found teens who used e-cigarettes such as Juul had significantly higher levels of five harmful chemicals in their urine than teens who did not use e-cigarettes or regular cigarettes. The chemicals they found have been shown to be cancer causing or thought to be cancer causing in both in humans and animals. The same study found teens who use fruit-flavored e-cigarettes had significantly higher levels of acrylonitrile in their urine than teens who use other flavors. Acrylonitrile is classified by the EPA as a “probable human carcinogen.” The EPA Researchers also found that fruit flavored e-cigarettes produce more toxins than other flavors. The result is the FDA singled out e-cigarette flavoring as a primary driver behind the teen use. The attorneys at GB Legal are familiar with cases where e-cigarettes have harmed people’s health along with the danger of an exploding e-cigarettes which can leave individuals with serious burns.
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