Technology Vape brand Juul is reportedly at the center of a criminal probe

17:00  24 september  2019
17:00  24 september  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Indiana launches youth-oriented anti-vaping campaign

Indiana launches youth-oriented anti-vaping campaign INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has launched a $2.1 million campaign to educate young people on the dangers of vaping and to encourage them to stop. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The social media, text and school-based "What's Beyond the Haze" campaign launched Thursday comes as about 200 people nationwide have been stricken by a mysterious vaping-related illness that has claimed at least one life.

In California, federal prosecutors have launched a criminal probe into Juul Labs, the immensely popular e-cigarette manufacturer, according to The The US Surgeon General declared vaping among minors an epidemic last year, and organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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E-cigarette maker Juul is in trouble again. According to The Wall Street Journal, people familiar with the matter say that the company is the subject of a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in California. It's not yet been revealed what the focus of the investigation is, although sources say it's still in its early stages.

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This will be another unwelcome challenge for the quickly-growing company, which has come under fire for the ways its sleek vaporizers have found appeal with young people. The Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and several other state attorney generals are already investigating the company's marketing practices, although Juul maintains it never targeted underage users.

FDA criticizes Juul for telling students its e-cigs are ‘totally safe’

FDA criticizes Juul for telling students its e-cigs are ‘totally safe’ In a letter published today, the US Food and Drug Administration criticized Juul for telling students that its vaping products are "totally safe" and "99% safer than cigarettes." According to the letter, Juul portrayed its products as "modified risk tobacco products." That is, Juul presented its vaping products as having "a lower risk of tobacco-related disease or are less harmful than one or more other commercially marketed tobacco products." Such claims can only be made with FDA approval, which Juul did not have.

US prosecutors reportedly open criminal probe of vaping company The probe by the U.S. attorney's Federal prosecutors in California are conducting a criminal probe into e-cigarette maker Juul , the Wall Critics say the images positioned Juul as a lifestyle brand and attracted young people.

Federal prosecutors in California have reportedly launched a criminal probe into the company which makes flavored vaping products, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Juul declined to comment to FOX Business on the report. Philip Morris parent Altria, which holds a 35 percent stake in

Meanwhile, the FDA has opened a wider criminal investigation into vaping in general, following hundreds of reports of vaping-related lung illnesses. This most recent probe may well be moot, though, since the Trump administration has announced plans to ban most flavored e-cigarettes. How that, and this new investigation, will affect Juul remains to be seen.

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Juul stops selling its fruit-flavored vape products .
Today, Juul announced that it's suspending the sale of its fruit-flavored vape products in the US. It will no longer sell its mango, creme, fruit and cucumber varieties. The decision comes as the Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigs in an attempt to curb teen vaping and as the CDC continues to search for the cause of a vaping-related lung illness. Juul stopped selling those flavors in retail stores last year. Since then, they've only been available online. The company will continue to sell its mint and menthol nicotine pods even though those could also be subject to the Trump administration ban.

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