39 states investigating Juul’s marketing of vaping products

39 states investigating Juul’s marketing of vaping products
In this June 17, 2019 file photo, a cashier displays a packet of tobacco-flavored Juul pods at a store in San Francisco. Investigators from 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Juul released a statement saying it has halted television, print and digital advertising and eliminated most flavors in response to concerns by government officials and others. (Source: AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado, File)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Investigators from 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday.

Attorneys general from Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Oregon and Texas said they will be leading the multi-state investigation into San Francisco-based Juul, which also is facing numerous lawsuits by teenagers and others who say they became addicted to the company’s vaping products.

A spokeswoman for the Connecticut attorney general said officials could not provide a complete list of the 39 states, explaining that some states are barred from disclosing investigations.

But according to official announcements, other states investigating include Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Juul released a statement saying it has halted television, print and digital advertising and eliminated most flavors in response to concerns by government officials and others.

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