Senators Ask Juul for Information About Marketing E-Cigarettes to Youth

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Eleven U.S. senators wrote a letter to e-cigarette maker Juul Labs this week, asking for information about the company’s marketing to youth, CNN reports.

The senators also asked about Juul’s relationship with tobacco company Altria, which invested almost $13 billion in the company in 2018.

“Altria has a long and sordid history of spending billions to entice children to smoke through targeted campaigns that intentionally lied about the science and health effects from cigarettes,” the letter says. It was signed by Democrats including Dick Durbin of Illinois, Ron Wyden of Oregon, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

The senators want Juul to disclose detailed information on its sales and ad spending, as well as how the company plans on keeping minors from seeing its ads or purchasing its products. They also asked for a complete list of “social media influencers” paid by Juul to publicize its products.

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    Fr. Jack Kearney, M.Div., CATC IV, CATE

    April 11, 2019 at 7:26 PM

    So, it looks like these politicians are going to punish the tobacco companies for lying about smoking by themselves lying about vaping products made by non-tobacco companies that actually help people quit smoking.
    Yeah, that makes sense.

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