The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an “enforcement policy,” effectively banning the manufacture, distribution, and sale of certain cartridge-based e-cigarette flavors, particularly those marketed for kids and young people. According to the FDA’s policy, the agency will take action against companies that do not “cease manufacture, distribution and sale of unauthorized flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes” within 30 days.
If you or your loved one has used a JUUL e-cigarette or electronic vaping device and suffered serious injury as a result, you may be eligible to seek compensation with the help of a JUUL lawsuit attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Menthol and Tobacco E-Cigarette Flavors Not Included in Expected Ban
While the FDA’s policy targets the manufacture, distribution and sale of some e-cigarette flavors (particularly fruity and mint flavors which tend to entice younger users), it does not include menthol- and tobacco-flavored cartridges. According to multiple reports, the policy also exempts e-liquids and devices used in tank-vaping systems typically sold in vape shops.
Electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices have been under the direction of the FDA’s tobacco authorities since August 2016, when the agency began requiring companies to seek authorization in order for their products to be legally marketed. Many companies, including JUUL, have been scrutinized for allegedly focusing on kids, teens, and young adults in their products’ marketing efforts. A person must be 21 to enter a vape shop, but some critics say it won’t be enough to keep e-cigarettes and vaping devices away from younger people.
Since June 2019, thousands of people have reportedly been injured by e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. In addition, dozens of deaths have been linked to lung injury reportedly linked to e-cigarette use and vaping. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), kids, teens ,and young adults who use e-cigarettes could become addicted to nicotine as well as other serious risks, including lung injury.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Product makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a product maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by JUUL e-cigarettes and other vaping devices may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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