Juul has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits, including 8,500 personal injury lawsuits. If you think this is a huge amount for a relatively young company, it has significant financial backing: Altria, owner of Marlboro, invested $12.8 billion in Juul in 2018.
Juul was the leader in the US e-cigarette market in 2018, but fell to second place after Vuse after a series of controversies. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered e-cigarette brands to stop selling flavored pods if they can’t prove they can keep them out of the hands of minors, and has sought to ban the sale of Juul products.
Still, California sued Juul in 2019, accusing the company of targeting minors in the state, failing to verify the age of its customers, and failing to warn users of their exposure to chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects.
– Matt Smith
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