19-Year-Old Sues Juul, Philip Morris Alleging Illegal Marketing To Young People

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An Illinois teenager is suing e-cigarette maker Juul and tobacco giant Philip Morris claiming the companies use illegal and deceptive marketing to prey on young people.

The lawsuit was brought by Christian Foss, a 19 year old who states in the complaint he started “juuling” at the age of 16, and argues that Juul and Philip Morris are “mimicking Big Tobacco’s past marketing practices” to “market and advertise JUUL to youth and teenagers” so that they will become addicted to the nicotine in the product at an early age.

E-cigarette use among U.S. middle and high school students jumped 900% from 2011 to 2015, according to an advisory from the surgeon general.

Read more at ABC News.

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