Tag: Juul Labs Inc

Juul Says Its Focus Was Smokers, but It Targeted Young Nonsmokers

SAN FRANCISCO — In the face of mounting investigations, subpoenas and lawsuits, Juul Labs has insisted that it never marketed or knowingly sold its trendy e-cigarettes and flavored nicotine pods to teenagers. As youth vaping soared and “juuling” became a high school craze, the company’s top executives have stood firm in their assertion that Juul’s […]

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Trump Warns a Flavor Ban Would Spawn Counterfeit Vaping Products

WASHINGTON — Two months after announcing that he planned to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, President Trump on Friday once again raised concerns about such restrictions during a lively, televised White House meeting that brought together top executives from the health community and the tobacco and vaping industries. “If you don’t give it […]

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China’s Vaping Boom Alarms the Government

Models in tight dresses and high heels lounged in a yellow inflatable pool filled with plush toys and vaping equipment. Enthusiastic vapers lined up for free pens and pods, as clouds of mango, mint and rose mingled with the electronic dance music in the air. Attendees of the Shanghai eCig Expo had a lot to […]

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A.M.A. Urges Ban on Vaping Products as Juul Is Sued by More States

Lawsuits filed against Juul this week by the attorneys general of New York and California claim that the embattled company deliberately marketed and sold vaping products to young people — and helped create a public health crisis. On Tuesday, the American Medical Association echoed those concerns and called for a sweeping ban on all vaping […]

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The Cowardice Behind Trump’s Vaping-Ban Retreat

Is there any limit to the Trump administration’s willingness to endanger public health and safety for political purposes? First, it weakened environmental protection standards, despite clear evidence that the air we breathe is irreparably harming us and our children. Then it formally left the Paris Agreement on climate change, despite its being the only available […]

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Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes

WASHINGTON — It was a swift and bold reaction to a growing public health crisis affecting teenagers. Seated in the Oval Office in September, President Trump said he was moving to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes as vaping among young people continued to rise. “We can’t have our kids be so affected,” Mr. […]

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Banning E-Cigarettes Could Do More Harm Than Good

The nation is facing two distinct vaping-related health crises: surging e-cigarette use among teenagers and a lung-injury outbreak that has sickened more than 2,000 people and killed at least 40. Both have exposed yawning gaps in the nation’s public health apparatus. But instead of closing those gaps, policymakers have turned to a much more straightforward […]

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Juul Ends E-Cigarette Sales of Mint-Flavored Pods

Juul Labs, the nation’s largest seller of e-cigarettes, said on Thursday that it would stop selling mint-flavored pods, which have become especially popular among teenagers. The move precedes an anticipated federal flavor ban that is to be announced soon, one that the Food and Drug Administration initially had said would include mint as well as […]

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Tucson Rejects Sanctuary Status as Places Across U.S. Vote on Their Futures

In Arizona, a red state known for its strict immigration policies, Tucson has earned a reputation as a spot of blue. But at the ballot box on Tuesday, voters overwhelmingly rejected an initiative to turn Tucson into a sanctuary city for migrants. The initiative, Tucson Families Free and Together, or Proposition 205, would have restricted […]

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Altria, Owner of Philip Morris, Cuts the Value of Its Juul Stake by $4.5 Billion

The tobacco giant Altria Group said Thursday that it had written down its investment in the vaping company Juul Labs by $4.5 billion, a move that reflects the deepening turmoil in the e-cigarette industry. Altria, which is one of the world’s largest tobacco companies, invested $12.8 billion in Juul in December 2018, acquiring a 35 […]

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Juul Knowingly Sold Tainted Nicotine Pods, Former Executive Says

A former top executive of Juul is alleging that the e-cigarette giant sold at least one million contaminated mint-flavored nicotine pods — and refused to recall them when told about the problem. In a lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday, Siddharth Breja, who was senior […]

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Juul Suspends Online Sales of Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul Labs announced Thursday that it would temporarily halt online sales of flavored e-cigarettes like mango, products the company had already stopped distributing to retail stores as public outrage mounted over the soaring rate of teenage vaping. Facing multiple federal and state investigations into its marketing practices, Juul said it decided to discontinue the sales […]

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He Tried E-Cigarettes to Quit Smoking. Doctors Say Vaping Led to His Death.

OMAHA — In the spring, Kathleen Fimple buried her husband, John, and by the fall, she had reluctantly settled into her new life as a widow. She accepted what the doctors told her: that he had died at 68 from respiratory failure and pulmonary disease after years of smoking cigarettes, coupled with a bout of […]

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E-Cigarettes Went Unchecked in 10 Years of F.D.A. Inaction

In 2009, not long after Dr. Margaret Hamburg became commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, a package arrived at her home. Inside was a clunky device called an e-cigarette. “It was my first exposure to this emerging, new technology,” Dr. Hamburg recalled. The package was sent by an antismoking activist as a warning about […]

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Juul Is Sued by School Districts That Say Vaping Is a Dangerous Drain on Their Resources

With school districts across the United States scrambling to reverse the rise of vaping among teenagers, two of them on Monday filed suit against Juul, the e-cigarette manufacturer, accusing it of endangering students and forcing educators to divert time and money to fight an epidemic of nicotine addiction. The school systems in St. Charles, Mo., […]

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The Week the C.E.O.s Got Smacked

One wanted to “elevate the world’s consciousness.” Another aspired to “make a bigger difference around the world.” A third, speaking of climate change, said, “We owe it to our children to find the right answers.” This soaring rhetoric did not emanate from motivational speakers or religious leaders. It was uttered by wealthy chief executives hoping […]

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There’s Other News. Here You Go.

It’s been a whirlwind week in the news. On Monday, President Trump was accused of freezing aid to Ukraine before pressing the country’s leader to investigate a political rival. By Tuesday, Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, announced a formal impeachment inquiry against the president, and, for much of the last few days, cable news, social […]

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Massachusetts Orders 4-Month Ban on Sale of All Vaping Products

Massachusetts on Tuesday went further than any other state in trying to keep e-cigarettes out of consumers’ hands, with its governor declaring a public health emergency and ordering a four-month prohibition on the sale of all vaping products. Hours later, Juul Labs, the e-cigarette company that has become synonymous with vaping, said that it had […]

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TV Networks Take Down Juul and Other E-Cigarette Ads

As health concerns mount over the rise in teenage vaping, CNN, CBS and Viacom are ending advertisements by e-cigarette companies. The parent company of CNN, WarnerMedia, said on Wednesday that it was removing the ads in response to recent health warnings from authorities including the American Lung Association and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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California to Target Counterfeit Vaping Products

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom of California announced on Monday that the state will ramp up its efforts to regulate electronic cigarettes — known as e-cigarettes or vapes — with new health-warning standards, a $20 million campaign to raise awareness about the products’ harmful health effects, and increased enforcement of counterfeit flavored products sold on […]

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