After two New Yorkers recently passed away due to vaping-related illnesses, New York City has outlawed the sale of nearly all flavored e-cigarette products. In October, a 17-year old New Yorker died from a vaping illness, and a Manhattan man in his 30s recently succumbed to a similar condition.
Under the new law, tobacco shop owners could face penalties starting at $1,000 for selling the products. Known as Juuling, using e-cigarette products from manufacturer Juul Labs (which holds the majority of the vaping product market) has led to lung disease among thousands of consumers—and many of them are young people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 2,300 people nationwide have been treated for vaping-related illnesses and 47 have died.
Lawsuits have been filed against e-cigarette companies, namely lawsuits against Juul, alleging the companies marketed their products to young people as being safer alternatives to cigarettes, and failing to warn consumers that their vaping products contain nicotine. If you or a loved one suffered a vaping related illness or died from a vaping illness, please call us at (866) 333-3895 to discuss your potential claim. We offer free consultations.