The Trump Administration has asked that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban nontobacco e-cigarette flavors as a response to increased reports of serious respiratory illness linked to vaping. Here, the consumer product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos discuss this breaking news.
Potential Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses Cause Nationwide Concern
As the prevalence of vaping-related lung illnesses continues to grow throughout the country, concern over the potential hazards of using vaping products, such as Juuls, has increased as well. There are approximately 450 cases of lung illness potentially connected to the use of e-cigarette products, and five cases have resulted in death.
President Trump Reported that Federal Regulators are Planning a Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes
According to President Trump, federal regulators will be banning all nontobacco e-cigarette flavors as a result of the growing concern that vaping can cause severe lung illness. Flavored e-cigarettes have been previously criticized by the commissioner of the FDA, Scott Gottlieb, as well as other public health entities. This is due to skepticism over popular e-cigarette company Juul and their questionable marketing practices that may target teenagers and young adults, potentially contributing to the skyrocketing percentage of e-cigarette use by youths today.
The FDA Has Recently Targeted Juul for Claiming Their Products are Safer Than Tobacco
Just two days before the Trump Administration announced it was seeking to ban nontobacco flavored e-cigarettes, the FDA targeted Juul for allegedly claiming their products were safer than tobacco products—an announcement that the FDA did not give approval for. Updates to both the e-cigarette ban and the FDA’s claim against Juul are ongoing and further updates will be provided as they unfold.
Learn More from the Consumer Product Liability Attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos Today
The breaking news regarding a nationwide ban of nontobacco e-cigarettes represents a significant step in the fight to mitigating vaping-related illnesses and holding e-cigarette companies, such as Juul, accountable for their actions. The team of consumer product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos urge you to contact our Baltimore office today for a consultation if you or a loved one has experienced a serious respiratory illness as a result of vaping. In addition, contact our attorneys today to learn more about the nationwide flavored e-cigarette ban and what this means for e-cigarette companies like Juul as well as the general public.