States Launch Investigation of Juul Labs
Investigation will include whether Juul made misleading claims about nicotine content in the devices
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The marketing and sales of vaping products by San Francisco-based Juul Labs is being investigated by 39 states.
The probe will be led by attorneys general from Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Oregon, and Texas, state officials said Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. They said they will investigate whether Juul targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in the devices and about the risk, safety, and effectiveness of the devices in helping people quit smoking.
"I will not prejudge where this investigation will lead, but we will follow every fact and are prepared to take strong action in conjunction with states across the nation to protect public health," Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said in a statement, the AP reported.
A statement from Juul said the company has stopped television, print, and digital advertising and scrapped most flavors in response to concerns about its products.