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13:30  14 september  2019
13:30  14 september  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Watch CBSN Live. Teen with vape - related lung illness sues e-cigarette maker Juul Labs . In a complaint filed on Friday, the civil suit names Juul Labs Inc., as well MFD Mobile, also known as The Gas Stop in Waukegan, for allegedly illegally selling nicotine-based products to 18-year-old Adam

JUUL Labs is committed to eliminating combustible cigarettes, the number one cause of preventable death in the world. Our product has always only been intended to be a viable alternative for the one billion current adult smokers in the world. We have never marketed to youth and do not want any

A recently hospitalized Chicago teen is suing the makers of an e-cigarette he used as well as the place where he got it from, CBS Chicago reports. In a complaint filed on Friday, the civil suit names Juul Labs Inc., as well MFD Mobile, also known as The Gas Stop in Waukegan, for allegedly illegally selling nicotine-based products to 18-year-old Adam Hergenreder.

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According to the lawsuit, Mergenreder had been vaping for about a year and a half but was recently hospitalized for severe lung damage.

Officials in Illinois confirmed in August a man died from a vaping-related illness. Last week an Indiana resident died as a result of an illness related to vaping. Nationwide, more than 450 people are known to be suffering from illnesses connected to using e-cigarettes.

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Three New Jersey vapers sue Juul Labs over e-cigarettes. Lawsuits allege Juul Lab Inc. endangers the health of minors through their use of e-cigarettes. Vaping deaths: A 6th person has died from a vaping- related lung illness , this time in Kansas. Divello’s suit says the Rowan University freshman’s

State and federal health officials are investigating dozens of cases of mystery lung illnesses related to vaping in young people across the country. In recent years, health authorities have warned of an epidemic of vaping by underage teenagers . The leading brand, Juul , said it is monitoring the reports

Hergenreder is part of that statistic.

"When I first got (to the hospital), it was like a baby bear was on my chest," Hergenreder said.

When reached for comment by CBS Chicago, Juul Labs issued a statement touting its "aggressive action plan to combat underage use."

"It was our hope that others in the category would self-impose similar restrictions to address youth usage and it is now our hope that regulators will impose these same restrictions to protect youth and to preserve the opportunity to eliminate combustible cigarettes, the deadliest legal consumer product known to man," the company said.

Donald Trump took a similar tact in a Friday evening tweet, calling for safe cigarette alternatives as well as bans on underage sales and counterfeit vaping products.

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