Today, officials announced a multi-state investigation into Juul’s marketing, led by attorneys general from Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Oregon, and Texas. The investigation is a response to America’s intensifying vaping epidemic, in which countless young people—including dozens right here in Tennessee—have been harmed by e-cigarettes. The officials are investigating Juul’s claims regarding the safety and effectiveness of its products as smoking cessation aids.
Other attorneys general have previously sued Juul, whose marketing efforts they believe preyed upon teens. Juul is well known for its high-nicotine pods that come in flavors like mango, creme, and mint. The rise of vaping among teens is nothing short of an epidemic. According to the latest figures, one in four teens has vaped in the past month. While there are other companies in the market, 60% of high schoolers prefer Juul.
In recent months, as cases of vaping-related illnesses have risen and Juul’s public image has taken a hit, the company has paused its advertising and removed all flavors aside from menthol and tobacco from its merchandise.
Those actions are certainly progress, but they can’t undo the damage that has been done. And Juul has to take responsibility for its marketing tactics, like directly telling kids that its products are much safer than cigarettes. Our children are listening. And now schools are struggling to curb vaping in innocent teens.
Two of the attorneys general leading the investigation spoke to the Associated Press about the epidemic.
“I cannot sit on the sidelines while this public health epidemic grows, and our next generation becomes addicted to nicotine,” Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said.
“Preying on children and those looking for help to quit smoking is the one of the most despicable examples of risking people’s lives for corporate profit,” Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford said.
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Vaping-related health issues are so serious that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have classified a new lung disease, EVALI. It’s an acronym for “e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury.”
Call us right away at (901) 327-2100 if you:
- Are 26 years old or younger.
- Are addicted to your JUUL device and unable to quit, despite trying.
- Have experienced physical symptoms such as seizures, stroke, nicotine poisoning, heart problems, or lung problems.