North carolina sues electronic cigarette maker JUUL

(HealthDay)—North Carolina is suing electronic-cigarette manufacturer JUUL for allegedly marketing its products to children and misleading the public about the health risks of the products. This lawsuit is the first filed by a state over JUUL’s alleged marketing toward teens, CNN reported.

“As a result of JUUL’s deceptive and unfair practices, thousands of North Carolina kids are at risk of addiction to nicotine,” North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said Wednesday, CNN reported. “JUUL must be stopped from spreading this disease any further and must pay for its violations of the law.”

“While we have not yet reviewed the complaint, we share the Attorney General’s concerns about youth vaping, which is why we have been cooperating with his office and why we have taken the most aggressive actions of anyone in the industry to combat youth usage,” JUUL said in a statement, CNN reported.

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