Technology Juul stops selling its fruit-flavored vape products
California is suing Juul for allegedly targeting minors
California is suing e-cigarette maker Juul. The lawsuit alleges that Juul targeted underage Californians with its marketing and sales practices, failed to warn consumers of their exposure to chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects, failed to properly verify the age of its customers and violated the privacy rights of minors by retaining their email addresses even when they failed age verification. Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey and the County of Los Angeles announced the lawsuit today.Becerra said the lawsuit comes after a 21-month investigation into Juul and its marketing and sales practices.
Today, Juulthat 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 in an attempt to curb and as the CDC continues to search for the cause of a vaping-related .
Juul stopped selling those flavors inlast 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.
Vape brand Juul is reportedly at the center of a criminal probe
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. 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.
Juul says its decision is not final, so we could see the fruity flavors return in the future. In the meantime, the company says it will refrain from lobbying the administration. It will continue to develop scientific evidence to support the use of its flavored products and enforce measures to combat underage use.
"We must reset the vapor category by earning the trust of society and working cooperatively with regulators, policymakers, and stakeholders to combat underage use while providing an alternative to adult smokers,"said in a statement.
Juul products are no longer available through, and has effectively banned vaping country-wide. has banned flavored e-cigs, and has banned the sale of all e-cigs.
The United States will ban
flavored electronic cigarettes The Trump government wants to stem vaping in middle and high schools, driven by the startling success of JuulHEALTH - The Trump government wants to stem vaping in high schools and high schools, driven by the smashing success of start-up Juul
The government of Donald Trump declares war on flavored electronic cigarettes. Their sale will be banned in the coming months, announced Wednesday the US administration, to fightexplosion in minors (+ 78% in 2018 in American high schools). The measure is particularly aimed at the Juul start-up, which holds nearly 70% of the market.
"Many people think that vaping is great," said the US president in the Oval Office of the White House. "This is not great, it creates a lot of problems," said Donald Trump, whileProhibition of flavored liquids this summer for reasons still poorly explained. San Francisco has become the first American city e-cigarettes.
At the same time, the health authorities announced the forthcoming ban on flavored liquids, eg menthol, mango or strawberry, not because the flavorings are considered harmful in themselves but because they attract a whole generation of young people who become addicted to nicotine, erasing years of progress against cigarettes.
One in four high school students in the United States in 2019, according to an annual public survey, said the Department of Health, an increase of 78% year on year. Any taste other than tobacco taste will soon be removed from the market, said Health Secretary Alex Azar. The text will appear in "several weeks" and will come into effect 30 days later. Tobacco-flavored products may continue to be sold but will have to apply for marketing approval by May 2020.Six deaths this summer
Excluding the problem of nicotine addiction, deemed dangerous by health authorities for brains still in development, a more spectacular crisis was born this summer.
,450 people became seriously ill after vaping, and six died of acute lung diseases. The patients are coughing, panting, unable to breathe. Many are hospitalized in intensive care and connected to artificial respirators. Healthy young people found themselves in artificial comas. It is not known which ingredient caused exactly the lung diseases.
In many cases, liquids contained THC, the psychoactive substance of cannabis, but it is likely that this was one of many additives in liquids that damaged the lungs by being vaporized and inhaled. New York State has cited vitamin E oil as a possible cause, but this is not confirmed by the FDA.Juul in line
The upcoming ban threatens the market leader, Juul (pronounced as "jewel") sanctions because of his past marketing practices for young people, with its exotic fragrances, its shape that looks like to a USB key and its high percentage of nicotine (5%). Last year, the company removed its flavored "pods" (mango, fruit, cream, cucumber ...) from store sales, restricting them to online sales in order to better control age.
The start-up, in which Altria, the manufacturer of Marlboro, invested heavily in late 2018, is headquartered in San Francisco. Itssales have increased eightfold in 2018
. Juul, which is valued at $ 38 billion, owns 68% of the US e-cigarette market. Its turnover is expected to grow from $ 1.2 billion to more than $ 3 billion this year. Juul has launched this year in France, as a "quality alternative to cigarette." World Electronic Cigarette: Five deaths in the United States, 450 patients
Massachusetts temporarily bans vaping products amid health crisis .
Following a spate of vaping illnesses and deaths, Massachusetts has become the first state to do a full ban on vaping products. Governor Charlie Baker declared a public health emergency and said that both flavored and non-flavored vaping products -- made with nicotine and marijuana -- would be temporarily prohibited from sale for a period of four months. "[We] need to pause sales in order for our medical experts to collect more information about what is driving these life threatening vaping-related illnesses," he said at a press conference.
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