County in Washington Files Lawsuit Against JUUL

November 4, 2019

A Washington state county has filed a lawsuit against e-cigarette maker JUUL after a dozen confirmed cases of vaping-related lung illness in the state.

King County’s claim accuses JUUL and its affiliates of fraud, racketeering and conspiracy while targeting children as new users of the products.

JUUL says it never designed its marketing to appeal to youth denying all allegations.

County officials say nine-in-10 tobacco and nicotine violations in the Seattle School District were for vaping.

The county is one of dozens filing suits against JUUL.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported as of late October there were about 1,300 confirmed cases and 26 deaths related to the illness nationwide.

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