B.C. men file law­suit against e-cig brand

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS -

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.

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