The consumer protection attorneys at Gibbs Law Group are investigating allegations that JUUL Labs, an electronic cigarette and vape company, marketed its products to teens and minors. On October 2, 2018, the FDA announced it had raided JUUL Labs, which reportedly controls more than 70 percent of the e-cigarette market. According to news reports, the FDA is investigating allegations that JUUL’s marketing deliberately targeted minors.
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FDA Investigating Whether JUUL Marketed to Minors
The FDA said it conducted an “unannounced on-site inspection” of JUUL Labs’ headquarters. Per the CNBC report, the agency seized “more than a thousand pages” of documents in the surprise inspection. The FDA had previously requested materials in April 2018 relating to how JUUL products appeal to kids. According to the FDA, “[t]he new and highly disturbing data we have on youth use demonstrates plainly that e-cigarettes are creating an epidemic of regular nicotine use among teens.”
According to a CNBC article, JUUL’s sales have surged almost 800 percent over the past year, reaching sales of over $940 million. JUUL Labs was reportedly in the process of raising 1.2 billion, valuing the company at $15 billion in mid-2018.
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Gibbs Law Group is a national litigation firm representing plaintiffs in class and collective actions in state and federal courts, and in arbitration matters worldwide. The firm serves clients in securities and financial fraud, antitrust, consumer protection, whistleblower, personal injury, and employment cases. We are committed to achieving favorable results for all of our clients in the most expeditious and economical manner possible.
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