Recently, a rash of respiratory illnesses linked to vaporizers and e-cigarettes has drawn the attention of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As the impact of the health effect of JUUL becomes clear, manufacturing companies such as JUUL Labs face legal action for intentionally marketing an adult product to minors.



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JUUL Investors File Suit Over Allegation...

MedTruth Editors · November 3, 2023

Among the financial strain of numerous e-cigarette lawsuits, investors are alleging that Juul Labs took steps to unlawfully enrich certain long-term investors and other senior members of the company.

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E-cigarettes similar to the devices rejected by the FDA for posing an undue risk of influencing minors to use e-cigarettes.

E-Cigarette Application Rejection Upheld...

MedTruth Editors · November 1, 2023

The FDA has rejected the application of Logic Technology Development's menthol flavored e-cigarette devices. A decision upheld by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Kids in school representing the MN youth vaping deal struck with JUUL and Altria.

$60 Million MN Youth Vaping Deal Struck

MedTruth Editors · June 1, 2023

Minnesota leveled a series of legal claims against Juul Labs and Altria to address the companies’ roles in fueling the state’s youth vaping spike.

Picture of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline representing the Altria youth vaping settlement.

Altria Settles With SF Schools

MedTruth Editors · May 23, 2023

The e-cigarette company Altria will settle with San Francisco public schools over the youth vaping crisis.

Hand holding a vape representing Altria/JUUL public nuisance case regarding youth vaping.

CA Bellwether Implicates Altria in Public Nuisance Case

MedTruth Editors · May 4, 2023

The San Francisco school district is pursuing action against major stakeholders of Juul Labs in an effort to recoup damages due to Juul’s use of marketing targeted toward minors.

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JUUL Settles State Marketing Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · April 27, 2023

The lawsuits claimed JUUL intentionally created an addictive product that they then marketed to minors through targeted sales and unethical business practices.

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JUUL Settles With Chicago for $23 Million

MedTruth Editors · April 11, 2023

The core of the lawsuit is the claim that Juul Labs violated city ordinances by marketing and selling nicotine vaping products to youth in the city of Chicago.

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FDA Denies Marketing Permission to E-Cigarette Manufacturer

MedTruth Editors · February 14, 2023

The e-cigarette company is now forbidden from marketing or distributing their Vuse products in the U.S.

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Juul Settlement Receives Preliminary Approval

MedTruth Editors · January 31, 2023

The case centers on claims that Juul marketed their e-cigarette products to children.

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Supreme Court Upholds CA Flavored Tobacco Ban

MedTruth Editors · January 10, 2023

The state of California argued that flavored tobacco products are a key factor in youth addiction, while the tobacco companies argued that the flavor ban would harm tobacco growers, wholesalers, state and federal tax departments, and the public at large.

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Image of a teen holding a colorful vape at school representing the FDA going after e-cigarette manufacturers for child-friendly vape designs.

FDA Warns Against Child-Friendly E-Cigarette Designs

MedTruth Editors · November 28, 2022

The e-cigarettes in question are shaped like electronics, TV show characters, and food items such as popsicles.

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FDA Rejects Menthol E-Cigarette Applications

MedTruth Editors · November 3, 2022

The FDA ruled that Logic's menthol e-cigarettes pose a public health risk and are not allowed on the market.

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DOJ Seeks Permanent Injunction Against E-Cigarette Manufacturers

MedTruth Editors · October 25, 2022

Six e-cigarette companies have been manufacturing, selling, and distributing new tobacco products without premarket authorization from the FDA.

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Multiple e-cigarette devices similar to those being used by minors according to the FDA.

New Study Compells FDA Action Against E-Cigarette Manufacturers

MedTruth Editors · October 13, 2022

The FDA is cracking down on popular e-cigarette manufacturers found to be used by nearly 10% of middle and high school students according to a new study.

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Juul Labs Settles Teen Vape Lawsuits For $440 Million

MedTruth Editors · September 21, 2022

Juul has settled with 33 states for marketing its e-cigarette products to teens.

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“Next Legends” Native American Anti-Vaping Campaign Announced

MedTruth Editors · June 28, 2022

The FDA's Next Legends campaign aims to prevent tobacco and vape use among American Indian and Alaska Native youth.

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JUUL Labs Products Expelled From U.S. Market

MedTruth Editors · June 24, 2022

The FDA has issued a removal of JUUL products in the United States because of the company’s inadequate safety information.

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FDA Proposes Flavored Tobacco Products Ban

MedTruth Editors · May 5, 2022

These bans have the potential to significantly decrease the rates of disease and death caused by burned tobacco products.

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FDA Issues Rulings on E-Cigarette Products

MedTruth Editors · April 7, 2022

The FDA has been reviewing millions of E-cigarette products, approving ones that are likely to assist adult smokers looking to reduce or eliminate their combustible cigarette use.

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E-Cigarette Direct Purchasers Fight Forced Arbitration

MedTruth Editors · January 6, 2022

The lawsuit alleges that Juul Labs sold a 35% share of its company to the Altria Group as part of a conspiracy to push Altria out of the e-cigarette marketplace in a bid for supremacy over e-cigarette prices.

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Plaintiffs in JUUL Lawsuit Thrown Out by Federal Judge

MedTruth Editors · December 14, 2021

The judge has thrown out 19 plaintiffs suing Juul Labs for injuries and deceitful marketing.

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FDA Greenlights the First E-Cigarette Products for Sale

MedTruth Editors · November 5, 2021

The FDA has has authorized the first e-cigarette on the market, and it's not JUUL.

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FDA Spares JUUL From Market Dismissal

MedTruth Editors · September 21, 2021

The FDA's judgment on JUUL is in the final stages of review.

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Juul Settles Youth Vaping Marketing Lawsuit For $40 Million

MedTruth Editors · July 20, 2021

Juul Labs and North Carolina have reached a settlement in a lawsuit claiming Juul promoted vaping to youths.

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Officials Seize 42 Shipments of Fake Vapes from China

Kristen Fischer · January 20, 2021

Government officials seized 42 shipments of counterfeit e-cigarettes, including Puff Bar knockoffs.

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Tobacco Companies Challenge LA County Vape Ban in California Federal Court

James Parker · June 10, 2020

A group of tobacco companies is pushing to legally overturn the Los Angeles County ban on flavored vape fluid, alleging the action is unconstitutional and unenforceable. 

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E-Cigarette Deadline Postponement Requested Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty

James Parker · April 1, 2020

The FDA filed a request with the courts to postpone the deadline for e-cigarette makers to prepare approval and testing justifications, a decision motivated by complications arising from COVID-19.

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More States Sue JUUL As FDA's Regulatory Deadline Approaches

Kimberly Nicoletti · March 11, 2020

As more states file suit against Juul, the vaping manufacturer prepares to submit an application to the FDA to prove that e-cigarettes benefit smokers more than they harm teenagers.

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38 States Unite to Investigate JUUL Labs

James Parker · February 27, 2020

State attorneys general are leading a probe into whether Juul had illicitly marketed its e-cigarettes as smoking cessation aids despite not being approved by federal regulators for that purpose.

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What the New E-Cig Ban Got Wrong on Youth Vaping

Nicole Knight · February 13, 2020

New federal limits prohibit the sale of mint, fruit and candy-like flavors in refillable e-cigarettes, but loopholes leave wiggle room for marketing targeted at a younger demographic.

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A photo of a young man vaping, unaware that e-cigarettes can cause asthma, bronchitis and other chronic lung issues.

Study Links E-Cigs to Multiple Chronic Lung Diseases

Benjamin Duong · January 23, 2020

A study published in Dec. 2019 found that the use of e-cigarettes increased risk for chronic lung diseases including asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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A photo of three teenagers hanging out near a school fence, reading about the PREVENT act to end vaping among teens on their cellphones.

PREVENT Vaping Act Seeks to Educate Teens About E-Cigarettes

James Parker · January 8, 2020

PREVENT, a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, intends to end the vaping epidemic among teens by supporting CDC efforts to educate youth about associated risks.

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Studies, Regulatory Updates on Flavored E-Cigarettes

Nicole Knight · October 24, 2019

A surge in teen vaping is causing lawmakers to push the FDA to ban flavored e-cigarettes. Teens who use flavored e-cigs are more likely to start using tobacco, according to recent research.

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Photo of Vape Juice bottles after FDA warns of relationship between vape juice and erectile dysfunction.

FDA Warns of E-Cig Burns, Erectile Dysfunction Drugs in Vape Juice

James Parker · November 16, 2018

As the FDA struggles to regulate e-cigarette marker, the agency has warned against e-cig burns, device explosions and even liquids containing erectile dysfunction drugs.

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