Human Rights

E-cigarette producer faces legal action in US

WASHINGTON, Attorney General of Washington D.C. Karl A. Racine on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against JUUL Labs, Inc. – a major e-cigarette manufacturer, and its original parent company, for marketing nicotine products to teenagers and misleading consumers.

In its lawsuit, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) alleges that JUUL deliberately targeted underage consumers; failed to verify ages of purchasers; and deceived consumers about the content, strength, and safety of its products. JUUL has created a public health emergency in the District and nationwide by marketing its highly-addictive nicotine products to children, and failing to warn consumers about the harmful effects of e-cigarettes – all in its pursuit of profit, according to the lawsuit.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently reported a total of 2,290 cases of vaping associated lung injury (EVALI) as of Wednesday, November 20. Out of these cases, 47 deaths have been confirmed

Source: Kuwait News Agency