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Juul, Altria Sued Over E-Cig Marketing as Legal Claims Mount (2)

Oct. 8, 2019, 2:52 PMUpdated: Oct. 8, 2019, 3:24 PM

School districts across the U.S. sued Juul Labs Inc. in federal courts over the economic burden created by teen vaping, opening a new legal front as the country grapples with a widening public-health crisis.

Suburban districts near New York City, Kansas City and St. Louis accused Juul of intentionally targeting teens with its product and creating a public nuisance with the health problems tied to vaping. A fourth suit in Washington state included Juul investor Altria Group Inc. as a defendant. The complaints filed Monday make many of the same arguments local governments are using against opioid makers over a...

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