B.C. men allege pulmonary disease in lawsuit against e-cigarette brand Juul


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 Inc. 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.

In an email, Lisa Hutniak of Juul Labs Canada says the company has not been served with the lawsuit and is not able to comment.