B.C. men file lawsuit against e-cig brand
VANCOUVER — Two men in British Columbia have filed a lawsuit against popular vape brand Juul, alleging they suferred “adverse health conditions” after using the company’s e-cigarettes in 2018.
In a notice of civil claim filed Monday with the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Jaycen Stephens and Owen Mann-campbell say those health conditions include pulmonary disease.
The claim accuses Juul Labs Canada of Vancouver and San Francisco-based Juul Labs of “misleading and/or deceptive statements,” including implying that vaping is safer than smoking and marketing the product to minors.
It also accuses Juul of “downplaying, misrepresenting or under-reporting serious side effects and harmful complications” of using its e-cigarettes. The allegations have not been tested in court and a statement of defence has not been filed.