July 2nd, 2019
May 2019: The case was transferred from a court in Florida to one in California. (Case No. 18-cv-25005, N. D. CA.) November 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against JUUL Labs for allegedly deceptively advertising its e-cigarettes and pods as being safe when, according to plaintiffs, they contain a more potent dose of nicotine than
November 19th, 2018
November 2018: This case was transferred to a California court. (Case No. 18-cv-6776, N. D. CA.) October 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against JUUL Labs for, among other things, allegedly deceptively advertising JUUL e-cigarettes as a healthy “alternative to cigarettes” without disclosing that they are as addictive as or more addictive than traditional cigarettes
September 20th, 2018
In August 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against JUUL Labs and PAX Labs for allegedly deceptively marketing JUUL e-cigarettes and pods as a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes when, according to the complaint, they are at least as, if not more, addictive than traditional cigarettes and pose serious health risks. The complaint also
June 29th, 2017
January 2017: The appeal was stayed pending the company’s bankruptcy proceedings. April 2016: Plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal after their amended motion for class certification was denied and a federal judge dismissed all of the claims . August 2015: A federal judge denied class certification in a false advertising class-action lawsuit filed against NJOY,
August 8th, 2016
Surgeon General calls e-cigarettes a health risk for youngsters; advocates call for tougher marketing restrictions.
September 29th, 2014
In September 2014, a class-action complaint was filed against Fumizer for, among other things, allegedly marketing e-cigarettes as providing “healthy smoking” when, in reality, medical studies show that the e-cigarettes contain carcinogens, toxins, and other harmful chemicals. The complaint also alleges that the company misleadingly claims the e-cigarette can “help you quit smoking” when other
July 22nd, 2014
Impact on Health Not the Only Issue in Unregulated Industry MADISON, Conn., July 22, 2014 — Consumers curious about trying e-cigarettes are being swindled in droves by unscrupulous companies advertising free trials and special deals, according to an analysis of nearly 600 consumer complaints to the FTC by advocacy group truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org). The advertising watchdog launched
July 22nd, 2014
Have you been swindled by an ad for e-cigarettes? Let us know.
April 24th, 2014
Agency seeks to regulate the sale and advertising of e-cigarettes.
March 24th, 2014
As more teens vape, lawmakers worry about e-cig ads.
May 29th, 2019
TINA.org agrees with health groups that Juul’s current campaign disseminates an illegal smoking cessation claim.
December 27th, 2018
It was another successful year outing deceptive marketing on multiple fronts.
December 11th, 2018
In November 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against JUUL Labs for allegedly deceptively marketing its e-cigarettes and pods as safe when, according to the complaint, the products have more nicotine than cigarettes and can lead to health problems– including heart disease, stroke, and respiratory issues – which the company fails to disclose. Plaintiffs also
October 29th, 2018
FDA zeros in on e-cigarette company’s marketing of flavors and their appeal to youth in an effort to curb underage use.
May 2nd, 2018
Agencies crack down on copycat packaging targeting minors in the e-cigarette industry.
September 19th, 2017
April 2017: This action was voluntarily dismissed because the named plaintiffs reached a settlement agreement resolving their individual claims. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed. The named plaintiffs’ claims were dismissed and the class members’ claims were dismissed . November 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Five Pawns, Inc. (a manufacturer
May 4th, 2017
Obama-era tobacco “Deeming Rule” takes on heat as new administration reviews requirements.
March 6th, 2017
National Consumer Protection Week is a good time to bring attention to this bill.
February 8th, 2017
November 2016: A federal judge dismissed some of the claims – including false advertising ones – in the complaint. To learn more about the dismissed and continuing claims, click here. January 2016: A Consolidated Amended Complaint was filed against sellers of Blu electronic cigarettes for allegedly deceptively marketing e-cigarettes as safe without adequately disclosing health
January 5th, 2017
2018 • 2017• 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 “The FTC Said This Skincare Line Is A Pyramid Scheme“ Katie Notopoulos, November 6, 2019 “Truth in Advertising, a consumer advocacy group, sent a letter to the FTC about Neora in 2016, and has been archiving a collection of its exaggerated claims about how