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Juul Purposely Sold Tainted E-Cigarette Juice

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Juul's former senior vice president for global finance, Siddharth Breja, claims in a lawsuit he was fired for criticizing Juul's sale of at least 1 million contaminated and expired mint-flavored nicotine pods
  • Breja says Juul would not recall the defective products, but he was told to charge the supplier $7 million to recover costs from the contaminated batches
  • Vaping illness is becoming so common it has been given the name EVALI standing for "e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury" There have been 1,888 cases of EVALI and 37 deaths as of the end of October 2019, according to the CDC
  • There have been 1,888 cases of EVALI and 37 deaths as of the end of October 2019, according to the CDC
  • Use of e-cigarettes may be linked to cardiovascular toxicity and immune system compromise; the carcinogens formaldehyde and acetaldehyde have been detected in the vapor of e-cigarettes.There have been 1,888 cases of EVALI and 37 deaths as of the end of October 2019, according to the CDC
  • Juul e-cigarettes are highly addictive because of the use of nicotine salts, which create a less harsh vaping experience and allow higher nicotine content. THye have hooked young people on e-cigarettes using social media that positioned it as cool; sponsorships; and its compact "flash drive" size

For over five years I have warned readers about the dangerous effects of vaping. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, vape pens and electronic nicotine delivery systems, are marketed as, and widely believed to be, safer than combustible cigarettes. But these newer options may be just as dangerous as their predecessors.

For example, e-cigarette devices contain toxic nicotine, heavy metals, fine particulate matter and formaldehyde and even threaten bystanders exposed to their second-hand "smoke." Nicotine is always addictive, regardless of its method of delivery, and some e-cigarettes, notably Juul, deliver significantly more nicotine than other cigarettes.


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