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Connecticut Launches Investigation Into Heath Claims Made By Juul

July 31, 2019 - 2:25 pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (WCBS 880) — Connecticut has launched an investigation into claims made by e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs that its devices help people quit smoking.

In the message on the “Our Mission” page on Juul’s official website, the company says it “envisions a world where fewer people use cigarettes.”

Attorney General William Tong now wants to determine if Juul is illegally marketing its products as smoking cessation devices.

“I think it’s pretty clear to all of us, Juul is saying emphatically that Juul can help you stop smoking,” Tong said.

However, the e-cigarette device has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be considered a device to curb smoking.

Something Tong notes is “unlawful and against our nation’s food and drug laws.”

Connecticut also wants to find out if the devices have been marketed to teens and children. Tong says that portion of the investigation is part of a national effort to curb youth vaping.

Tong notes that the state is targeting Juul because the company has the largest share in the vaping market.