Indiana joins investigation of Juul Labs
INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Indiana is now one of 39 states forming a coalition to investigate the marketing and sales practices of Juul Labs. The investigation includes the targeting of kids, claims of nicotine content and statements on the risks and effectiveness of smoking cessation devices.
“Vaping poses significant health concerns, and it’s intended only as an alternative to smoking tobacco,” Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said. “Young Hoosiers need to be aware of these risks. We must encourage them to avoid these products, which should only be aimed at adults who want to quit smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products.”
The National Youth Tobacco Survey, conducted in 2019, found over 5 million young people reported using e-cigarettes within the past month, which was up from 3.6 million the prior year.