North Carolina has become the first state to sue e-cigarette maker Juul, alleging the company caused addiction in consumers through deceptive marketing and targeting youth, The Washington Post reports.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who has won bipartisan support for his efforts to reduce minors’ use of flavored e-cigarettes, announced this week he will leave the agency next month.
Juul Labs has launched a $10 million TV ad campaign that aims to convince smokers to switch to the company’s popular vaping device for health reasons. The company’s attempt to become a public-health crusader is drawing skepticism from critics, according to The New York Times.
The e-cigarette company Juul Labs announced this week it will stop selling most of its flavored e-cigarette pods in retail stores, The New York Times reports. The company will also shut down its social media accounts.