Posted on Oct 02, 2019
Did you or a loved suffer from heart or lung injuries after using JUUL pods?
Vaping has become an increasingly popular habit in recent years. The use of e-cigarettes, also known as “vaping,” is often advertised as a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes or other tobacco products.
However, they are largely becoming popular not only among smokers intending to quit, but also among teenagers and young adults who never had a smoking habit to begin with. One of the most popular brands of e-cigarettes is JUUL.
Recent estimates indicate that up to 2,000,000 youth (i.e., 12 to 17 year olds) have use a JUUL e-cigarette within the last 30 days, which nicotine addiction specialists consider an indicator of nicotine addiction.
The device’s discreet design paired with its colorful marketing and flavor varieties has gained popularity in school settings, as the JUUL is easy to hide, simple to use, and easy to purchase through eBay or retail locations that underage purchasers frequent.
Coupled with the JUUL’s ability to deliver large doses of nicotine to the bloodstream, many health professionals are referring to JUUL use as a problem of epidemic proportions.
Though e-cigarettes are advertised as harmless, this may not be the case. Research along with personal anecdotes are starting to surface that shows that e-cigarettes like JUUL pods come with serious side effects that may impact the heart and lungs.
If you or a loved one developed heart or lung problems after using JUUL e-cigarettes, you may qualify to join this JUUL injury lawsuit investigation.
A study reported by the American College of Cardiology found that people who used e-cigarettes daily were more likely than non-smokers to have a heart attack, coronary artery disease, and suffer from depression.
People who used e-cigarettes occasionally were shown to be more likely than nonsmokers to suffer a heart attack and experience depression and anxiety. Occasional smokers were shown to have “only a trend towards coronary artery disease.”
A Yale study released in May 2019 found that the flavorings in e-cigarettes may increase the risk of heart disease.
Specifically, the study found that the cells that line the inside of blood vessels aren’t as viable after exposure to e-liquids. The exposure also indicated cell death and DNA damage. The weaker cells are limited in their ability to form new vascular tubes and aid in wound healing. These side effects were observed even when nicotine was not present.
Nicotine whether it’s coming from a combustible cigarette or an e-cigarette puts stress on the cardiovascular system, Neal Benowitz, University of California San Francisco professor of medicine, told Vox.
Nicotine increases adrenaline, activates the sympathetic nervous system (the system that regulates the fight or flight response), raises blood pressure, and causes arteries to narrow.
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