Kansas man sues Juul; claims he is hooked on vaping

It’s still illegal, but there could be a measure of legal protection

A Johnson County resident has filed a class action lawsuit claiming the country’s leading electronic cigarette maker, Juul Labs, has fraudulently concealed the addictive nature of its vaping products and misrepresented their safety.

Isaac Gant says he began vaping as a senior in high school four years ago and now is addicted to nicotine, suffers from respiratory problems, bouts of anxiety, coughing fits and the need to take frequent breaks at work to satisfy his nicotine cravings.

“Juul marketed its products to teenagers and did not tell them that it contains nicotine,” said Jerry Schlichter, a St. Louis lawyer who represents Gant. “Now we have many young people who have become addicted to this product when they never were informed about its content at all.”

 

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