Vaping industry uses defensive tactic pioneered by big tobacco

Each week brings a new story of some calamity brought by vaping.

In late July, a Connecticut man filed suit against e-cigarette giant Juul Labs after suffering a massive stroke. The suit alleges that he became addicted while he was still a high schooler, even though the company says it is specifically taking action to prevent young people from trying the product.

In August, an Illinois patient died after vaping, succumbing to a mysterious respiratory illness; news broke about teens in the Midwest hospitalized with severe and unexplained respiratory symptoms; and the FDA announced that it was investigating the relationship between e-cigarette use and seizure risk.

 

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