NEWS ITEMS

Across the country, teens are being hospitalized due to vaping.  More studies show the dangers of teens vaping JUUL and other e-cigarette products. JUUL lawyers and attorneys are filing lawsuits against the company. Even states are filing lawsuits against the e-cigarette manufacturer. Below is a small sample of JUUL in the news.

September 12, 2019 –  CNN bans JUUL and other vaping companies from advertising on the news network.

September 11, 2019 –  White House wants ban on flavored pods.  Trump says ‘People’ are dying.  

September 10, 2019 – Three Houston Teens Hospitalized Due to Vaping

September 9, 2019  – The FDA sends a warning letter to JUUL for marketing tobacco products without proper approval.

September 6, 2019 – CDC says STOP vaping.  https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html 

CDC Says Number Of Possible Cases Of Vaping-Related Lung Illness Has Doubled.   https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/09/06/758337583/cdc-says-number-of-possible-cases-of-vaping-related-lung-illness-has-doubled

August 29, 2019 – JUUL CEO Kevin Burns says he doesn’t want his kids using the product.  He also admits that JUUL doesn’t know the long term affects of vaping.  You can watch more with Burns’ interview with CBS news here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/juul-ceo-kevin-burns-tells-cbs-news-i-dont-want-my-kids-using-the-product-2019-08-28/ 

August 29, 2019 – The Wall Street Journal reported the FTC is investigating JUUL’s marketing practices.  https://www.wsj.com/articles/juuls-marketing-practices-under-investigation-by-ftc-11567096073

August 21, 2019 – A Texas teen is recovering after spending 18 days in the hospital for a collapsed lung doctors believe was caused by vaping. The patient, identified as Tryston by the hospital, caused his doctor to lose “a lot of sleep” during his stay at Cook Children’s Hospital in the ICU.   Tryston, 17, had landed in the hospital after complaining of fatigue, shortness of breath and chest pains. Within 48 hours of intake, he was in the ICU.    Teen Hospitalized with Vape-Related Health Scare: ‘Machines were keeping Tryston alive’

August 21, 2019 –  Study published in the Medical Journal of Radiology says vaping can temporarily harm blood flow.   Vaping just once can temporarily change a user’s cardiovascular function. https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/wellness/video/vaping-temporarily-harm-blood-flow-study-65093094

August 21, 2019 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that its officials are working with state health authorities to examine a growing number of pulmonary illnesses linked to e-cigarette use. But it’s not the only federal agency actively investigating vaping-related health issues.   Earlier this month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has continued to look into a potential link between vaping and seizures. As of Aug. 7, 2019, the agency has received 127 reports of seizure or other neurological symptoms, such as fainting or tremors, that occurred after vaping between 2010 and 2019. That’s 92 additional cases since April 3, 2019, when the FDA issued its first statement, alerting people to the potential link.  https://www.cnet.com/news/fda-investigating-120-reports-of-possible-vaping-related-seizures 

August 17, 2019 – Lung disease and vaping: https://www.wfla.com/news/health-news/survey-over-100-lung-disease-cases-linked-to-vaping/

August 16, 2019 – Lung illness linked to vaping – https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/08/16/mystery-lung-illness-linked-vaping-health-officials-investigating-nearly-possible-cases/

August 14, 2019 – The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office in Illinois filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Juul Labs that accuses the e-cigarette giant of violating the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act for allegedly using deceptive marketing aimed at teens. The State’s Attorney’s Office is also seeking punitive damages.  – https://www.cbsnews.com/news/e-cigarette-giant-juul-accused-of-marketing-to-teens-in-new-lawsuit/

August 13, 2019 – In Wisconsin, at least a dozen people have recently been hospitalized and treated for severe lung damage. The first cases were reported last month, and the number has been growing. All of these patients are young — between their teenage years and 30s — and all of them appear to have been harmed by vaping. – Teens are Being Hospitalized for Lung Damage after Vaping — “It’s mind-boggling,” Doctor says

August 9, 2019Emails Show This Anti-Tobacco Crusader’s Close Relationship with JUUL Tom Miller is Iowa’s attorney general. He’s also an adviser to JUUL, even as the company faces controversy and lawsuits.

In a relationship critics call compromising though not necessarily illegal, the attorney general of Iowa has been communicating with and advising JUUL. Emails obtained by VICE show just how much JUUL Labs CEO Kevin Burns, who has shepherded the company through several months of controversy, has relied on AG Tom Miller, as the company has increasingly come under fire for selling an addictive product that appeals to teenagers. Hundreds of correspondences between JUUL and Miller’s office, obtained through a public records request, show the frequency of communication between the office of Iowa’s top lawyer and the controversial company as Miller helped handle requests from the media and other potential antagonists.

August 2, 2019 –  Juul’s Growing Kids Crisis  Juul’s campaign to convince America it does not target kids to vape is getting crushed by lawmakers, attorney generals and the media. The backlash is wicked — and widespread:

Driving the news:

  • The Connecticut attorney general this week announced an investigation into Juul’s health claims and appeal to young people.
  • In May, the North Carolina attorney general sued Juul “for designing, marketing, and selling its e-cigarettes to attract young people.”
  • A year ago, the Massachusetts attorney general launched a probe into accusations that Juul markets and sells to minors.
  • The Trump administration has followed up tough talk with real action: The FDA is still moving forward with tight limits on e-cigarette sales, even over the objections of conservatives who say it’s too much regulation from a Republican administration.
  • In April, 11 Democratic senators (including Elizabeth Warren) sent Juul a letter demanding data and documents about “hooking an entire new generation” via its “highly addictive nicotine.” Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the lead senator on the letter, wasn’t satisfied by Juul’s 22-page response, and continues to blast Juul’s “PR campaign.”

July 26, 2019 –  House Panel Accuses Juul of Directly Targeting Kids At School And Summer Camp

Lawmakers say the e-cigarette company paid tens of thousands of dollars to get access to children, although it claims it was trying to conduct health education efforts.

July 13, 2019JUUL CEO Tells Parents, “I’m Sorry.”

Kevin Burns, CEO of Juul Labs  — the maker of the bestselling e-cigarette in the U.S. and center of federal regulators’ crackdown into what they’re calling a teen vaping “epidemic”  — has a message for parents whose children are addicted to his company’s products: “I’m sorry.”

May 6, 2019 – Sarasota Family files lawsuit: https://www.wfla.com/news/local-news/another-lawsuit-filed-against-juul-is-serving-as-a-reminder-of-how-addicting-vaping-can-be/

February 5, 2019Quitting JUUL: New Text Messaging Program Targets Addicted Teens

With e-cigarette use reaching “epidemic levels” among the nation’s youth and major health groups urging the government to step in, an anti-tobacco organization has launched a free text messaging service aimed at teens to help them quit their potentially harmful habits.

The Truth Initiative, a non-profit group mostly known for their youth-targeted anti-smoking campaigns, launched the tailored-by-age group program last month.

October 19, 2018 – Juul markets to teens – https://www.cbsnews.com/news/juuls-e-cigarettes-social-media-draws-alarming-number-of-teen-followers-study-finds/