New york city joins states suing e-cigarette maker Juul

New york city has actually signed up with the ranks of states taking legal action against Juul, the country’s most significant e-cigarette maker


VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press

November 19, 2019, 6: 21 PM

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New york city has actually signed up with the ranks of states taking legal action against the country’s greatest e-cigarette maker, pointing out misleading marketing practices that allegedly have actually contributed to 42 deaths and countless injuries across the country.

Attorney General Of The United States Letitia James revealed the claim on Tuesday versus San Francisco-based Juul Labs Inc. It declares the company has contributed to a youth vaping epidemic utilizing deceptive sales tactics on popular social networks sites. The fit likewise declares that Juul marketing touted e-cigarettes, which consist of nicotine, as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes.

In a statement, Juul Labs reacted that “while we have actually not yet evaluated the complaint, we remain concentrated on resetting the vapor classification in the U.S. and making the trust of society by working cooperatively with attorney generals of the United States, regulators, public health authorities, and other stakeholders to combat minor use and convert adult smokers from combustible cigarettes.”

California sued the company on Monday, and North Carolina in Might. Illinois, Massachusetts and a number of other states are also investigating Juul, which James stated represents 70%of the e-cigarette market.

In the newest government study, one in four high school students reported utilizing e-cigarettes the previous month, in spite of federal law banning sales to those under 18.

” Juul generally took a page from Huge Tobacco’s playbook,” James, New York state’s highest-ranking law enforcement authorities, told a press conference at her Manhattan workplace.

The claim was filed Tuesday in Manhattan state Supreme Court. It needs Juul to stop targeting minors and pay fines for numerous alleged infractions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 42 deaths linked to vaping and 2,172 injuries, according to the federal company’s newest count.

The lawyer general said the death of a 17- year-old boy in the Bronx, connected to vaping, spurred her to submit the lawsuit.

” As a result of all of their advertising, a substantial variety of young individuals believed that e-cigarettes were safe,” James said.

She stated other companies that produce e-cigarettes might be targeted in the future, consisting of one that partly owns Juul.

” I can’t specify our legal technique, however going forward, all people who are accountable for the destruction that has been triggered in the state of New york city, you can be ensured this workplace will pursue those individuals and not be restricted to any one particular company,” James said.

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