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At least 5 lawsuits have been filed against Juul this week for allegedly targeting minors

Posted On: Nov 20, 2019   |   Posted By: WGN TV

Lawsuits against e-cigarette maker Juul were filed this week by the states of California and New York, two Washington state counties and a school district for allegedly targeting minors.
The lawsuits claim Juul's advertising campaigns target young people to use nicotine without knowing the associated risks by enticing them with flavor pods.
Juul spokesman Austin Finan told CNN that while the company has not yet reviewed the complaints, they “remain focused on resetting the vapor category in the US and earning the trust of society by working cooperatively with attorneys general, regulators, public health officials, and other stakeholders to combat underage use and convert adult smokers from combustible cigarettes.”
Finan's statement added that the company's customer base is adult smokers and they “do not intend to attract underage users.” As a result, they've stopped selling one of their popular flavors and have suspended advertising in the US, instead focusing on scientific research to “reduce youth...

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