Juul bulks up science staff as FDA vaping deadline looms

Business Feb 6, 2020

Juul bulks up science staff as FDA vaping deadline looms

Juul Labs Inc. has hired former Food and Drug Administration employees and is recruiting more researchers as it prepares for a crucial regulatory hurdle that will determine the future of the top U.S. e-cigarette maker. The company and its peers must submit applications to the ...

New York sues e-cigarette firm Juul for targeting youngsters

Business Nov 20, 2019

New York sues e-cigarette firm Juul for targeting youngsters

New York on Tuesday became the second state this week to sue Juul, the largest U.S. electronic cigarette manufacturer, for illegally targeting minors with its marketing campaigns. The lawsuits come as the vaping industry faces intense scrutiny over an epidemic of lung ailments linked to ...

Juul halts U.S. sales of many flavored nicotine liquids

Business Oct 18, 2019

Juul halts U.S. sales of many flavored nicotine liquids

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. said Thursday it will completely halt U.S. sales of all flavors except tobacco, mint and menthol, as the company faces heightened scrutiny from regulators, lawmakers and state attorneys general over the appeal of its nicotine products to teenagers. Thursday's move, ...

India bans e-cigarettes as vaping backlash grows

Business Sep 19, 2019

India bans e-cigarettes as vaping backlash grows

India announced on Wednesday a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, as a backlash gathers pace worldwide about a technology promoted as less harmful than smoking tobacco. The announcement by India came a day after New York became the second U.S. state to ban ...

Michigan takes first step, banning flavored vaping products

Business Sep 5, 2019

Michigan takes first step, banning flavored vaping products

The state of Michigan announced a ban Wednesday on flavored nicotine vaping products, amid growing concern among health authorities over the impact of a product long promoted as less harmful than smoking. "And right now, companies selling vaping products are using candy flavors to hook ...

Juul and Philip Morris sued in U.S. for targeting kids

Business Aug 20, 2019

Juul and Philip Morris sued in U.S. for targeting kids

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. and Philip Morris USA Inc. were sued for illegally marketing nicotine-delivery devices to minors and deceiving consumers about the risks of vaping. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a 19-year-old, Christian Foss, who says he became addicted to nicotine ...