Illinois’ Attorney General sues e-cig manufacturer JUUL

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — Illinois’ Attorney General Kwame Raoul is the latest AG to sue e-cigarette maker JUUL, claiming the company used ads to target minors.

According the lawsuit, filed today, JUUL claims its products could help people quit smoking.

The FDA has not approved JUUL to make that claim.

Raoul wants a $50,000 fine for every instance of a “deceptive or unfair practice.”

“As Attorney General and as a father, I’m particularly concerned about the impact of this epidemic,” the Democrat lawmaker said. “If you visit any of the high schools or even middle schools in your neighborhood, they are now referring to the restroom as the vaping room.”

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