Collierville man named as plaintiff in class action lawsuit against JUUL e-cigarettes

Collierville man named as plaintiff in class action lawsuit against JUUL e-cigarettes


Katina: A COLLIERVILLE MAN … IS NAMED IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST E-CIGARETTE COMPANY … ‘JUUL’ AND BIG TOBACCO. GOOD EVENING. I’M … KATINA RANKIN. MY CO-ANCHOR RICHARD IS OFF THIS WEEK. THE COMPLAINT … COMES AS UTAH HEALTH OFFICIALS TODAY … CONFIRMED THE 23RD DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES CONNECTED TO E- CIGARETTES … ALSO KNOWN AS ‘VAPING’. LOCAL 24 NEWS REPORTER BRAD BRODERS … IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH TONIGHT’S TOP STORY. BRAD … WHERE WAS THE LAWSUIT FILED? Brad: KATINA – THIS 75- PAGE LAWSUIT – FILED BY A MISSISSIPPI LAW FIRM – CONTENDS JUUL PREYS ON YOUNG PEOPLE TO GET THEM HOOKED USING FRAUDULENT AND DECEPTIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES…AND KEEPS THEM HOOKED WITH HIGHER DOSES OF NICOTINE COMPARED TO CIGARETTE PRODUCTS. BRAD BRODERS/REPORTIN G: THIS CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT CLAIMS THE E- CIGARETTE COMPANY ‘JUUL’ CAUSED NICOTINE ADDICTION AND ECONOMIC HARM TO A 25-YEAR-OLD COLLIERVILLE MAN…AND OTHERS. IT CONTENDS JUUL RECREATED BIG TOBACCO’S PAST METHODS TO SEDUCE NEW SMOKERS BY USING CANDY LIKE FLAVORS..AND DESIGNED PRODUCTS TO DELIVER NO THROAT IRRITATION WHILE DELIVERING INCREASED DOSES OF NICOTINE. THE FEDERAL LAWSUIT – FILED LAST WEEK – SAID THAT LACK OF THROAT HIT ‘INCREASES THE RISK OF USING THE PRODUCT…BECAUSE IT MASKS THE AMOUNT OF NICOTINE BEING DELIVERED.’ DESPITE JUUL’S WEBSITE AND ALL OF ITS PACKAGING SAYING ‘NICOTINE IS AN ADDICTIVE CHEMICAL’ – THE LAWSUIT ALSO CLAIMS JUUL FALSELY MARKETS ITS SERVICES AS CANCEL ANYTIME – WITHOUT DISCLOSING THE PRODUCTS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE NATURE. THIS LAWSUIT COMES AS HEALTH LEADERS REPORT A GROWING NUMBER OF DEATHS AND ILLNESSES ASSOCIATED WITH E-CIGARETTE USE . THOSE AT THE CENTERS OF DISEASE CONTROL – OR C-D-C – HAVE YET TO PINPOINT WHAT SPECIFIC PRODUCT OR SUBSTANCE IS LINKED TO ALL THE CASES. IN THE MEANTIME – THOSE AT THE C- D-C RECOMMENDS YOU CONSIDER REFRAINING FROM USING VAPING PRODUCTS – PARTICULARLY THOSE WITH T-H-C. Brad: A ‘JUUL’ SPOKESPERSON TOLD LOCAL 24 NEWS IN RESPONSE THAT THE COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED THEIR NICOTINE EXPERIENCE IN ORDER TO SATISFY ADULT SMOKERS AND HELP THEM TRANSITION AND ULTIMATELY ELIMINATE CIGARETTE CONSUMPTION.” LIVE IN THE STUDIO – BRAD BRODERS – LOCAL 24 NEWS. BRAD, THANK YOU. JUST INTO OUR

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