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Connecticut AG To Investigate E-Cigarette Maker Juul

Steven Senne

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong says he’s launching an investigation into Juul, a company that makes e-cigarettes.

Tong says statistics show large increases in middle school and high school students using e-cigarettes, primarily Juul products.

“Connecticut is today taking aggressive action to protect children and families across Connecticut and across this country. Protection against products and marketing efforts that may be intended not to help you stop smoking, but to produce dependency and addiction.”

Tong cited a Yale University study released earlier this week showing Juul’s products contain chemicals that could inflame the lungs.

Tong says marketing from Juul suggests the company claims its products can help smokers quit. He says he wants to investigate if that claim is deceptive or misleading.

Juul says it shares Tong’s concerns about underage use. The company says its products are not meant to be used for smoking cessation.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.