e-cigarettes News

Arizona Attorney General Reaches $14.5M Settlement with JUUL

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a settlement with e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. requiring the company to pay $14.5 million and make changes to its corporate practices to ensure JUUL products are not marketed or sold to youth in …

Juul Labs Fails to Knock Out Racketeering Claims in Lawsuits About Marketing Conduct

Juul Labs Inc. failed to knock out racketeering claims in lawsuits accusing it of deliberately targeting teenagers, as individual founders and directors of the e-cigarette maker became the new focus of the litigation. Most of the claims brought by consumers, …

Juul’s Defense of Marketing E-Cigarettes to Youth Targets Use of Organized Crime Law

Juul Labs Inc. has the Mafia to thank for the most potent legal claims accusing the e-cigarette maker of igniting an epidemic of youth nicotine addiction. The company will try to persuade a federal judge Monday that consumers and school …

Massachusetts Sues Company Over Sale of Flavored Vapes

An online e-cigarette company continued to sell flavored tobacco products to Massachusetts consumers, and failed to protect against delivery of their products to minors, in violation of state law, state Attorney General Maura Healey said in a lawsuit. The complaint …

FDA Report Cites Health Complaints About Juul E-Cigarettes

Juul Labs Inc. received roughly 2,600 complaints about adverse health effects related to its e-cigarette during its first three years in operation, with customers citing issues such as burning sensations in the lungs, blistered lips and vomiting, according to an …

Rhode Island Considers Permanent Flavored Vape Products Ban

Rhode Island’s health department is proposing to permanently ban the sale of flavored vaping products in the state. The department issued a public notice last week that it wants to make the temporary ban currently in effect permanent. Democratic Governnor …

Massachusetts Adopts Tough Ban on Flavored Vaping, Tobacco Products

Massachusetts on Wednesday adopted the country’s toughest ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, in response to a rise in youth vaping and an outbreak of vaping-related serious lung injuries. Governor Charlie Baker, a …

Massachusetts Lawmakers Pass Ban on Flavored Vaping, Tobacco Products

Massachusetts lawmakers passed a groundbreaking ban Thursday on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes. The bill would also place a 75% excise tax on vaping products and require health insurers, including the state’s Medicaid program, …

Juul Sued by New York State Over Marketing Vape Products to Kids

Juul Labs Inc. is being sued by New York for allegedly trampling state marketing laws by targeting teenagers in advertisements for e-cigarettes and misleading statements about nicotine content in vaping products, among other things, the state’s top law enforcement officer …

Smokers Who Switch from Tobacco to Vaping Rapidly Boost Heart Health: Study

Chronic smokers who switched from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarette vapes in a large randomized control trial saw a significant improvement in markers of heart health after just a month, researchers said on Friday. In study results likely to be closely …