Frederick County is the latest in Maryland to join a class-action lawsuit against e-cigarette company Juul and its stakeholder Altria.
State and local governments across the nation are suing the companies for marketing vapes to teens as well as advertising false or misleading health claims. Montgomery County joined the suit in October.
From the Frederick News-Post:
Frederick County joins states California, which filed against the company Monday, and New York, which filed its own lawsuit Wednesday, according to TIME Magazine, in suing the company for misleading advertising practices that were targeted at teenagers and pre-teens.
North Carolina also sued the company in May, according to the TIME reporting, with other states looking into action against the county. Maryland as a whole has not joined.
For more information:
Frederick County joins lawsuit against Juul, tobacco company (Frederick News-Post)
A panel on vaping will be featured at the MACo Winter Conference. Hear from local public health experts, legal professionals, and elected officials on “Clearing the Air: A Closer Look at Vaping” scheduled for Wednesday, December 4.
The 2019 MACo Winter Conference, “Building for the Future,” will be held on December 4-6, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.
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