Washington AG sues Juul, saying it targets minors

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against vaping giant Juul Labs, saying the nation’s largest e-cigarette company used young models, bright colors and candy-flavored vaping juice to lure in young users. The Seattle Times reports Ferguson says in the suit filed Wednesday in King County Superior Court that Juul intentionally aimed its products at young people. The suit says the company deceived consumers about the addictiveness of its vape products, failing for years to disclose the presence of nicotine. Juul stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors in October 2019. Juul did not immediately return an email seeking comment.