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JUUL Products

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


Juul

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.


Marlboro Lights

June 7th, 2018

November 2016: A judge granted final approval of the settlement. August 2016: A judge preliminarily approved a settlement of this action. According to the terms, class members may receive either 10 cents or 25 cents, depending on when they purchased a pack of cigarettes. In addition, the Marlboro Lights and Marlboro Ultra Lights cigarettes were


Philip Morris Marlboro Lights

December 14th, 2017

In April 2016, a jury returned a verdict for Philip Morris in a false advertising class-action lawsuit filed against the company in 2000. The complaint alleged that the company’s marketing for Marlboro Lights cigarettes violated Missouri state laws. (Larsen et al v. Philip Morris USA Inc., Case No. 22002-00406-02, 22nd Circuit Court, St. Louis, Missouri)


Five Pawns E-Liquids

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


TINA.org in the News

January 5th, 2017

• 2020 • 2019 • 2018 • 2017 • 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012   ​ “A supplement company is using conservative radio to market itself as a coronavirus defense and treatment” Eric Hananoki, April 1, 2020 “Balance of Nature has a history of engaging in problematic marketing, as the nonprofit


Vape Shop Criteria

May 24th, 2016

Health: Healthier than tobacco (also safer) Nicotine isn’t bad for you/is safe It’s only water vapor No toxins/carcinogens No second-hand smoke No negative side effects of e-cigarettes Cheaper: Cheaper than regular cigarettes Cost Comparisons Save money Smoke in Most Places: Smoke anywhere Smoke virtually anywhere Smoke almost anywhere Smoke on a plane Smoking Cessation: Quit


Summary of Action

February 17th, 2016

In connection with the Federal Trade Commission’s proposal to conduct a study on e-cigarettes, TINA.org sent an opinion and comment letter to the FTC urging it to expand the scope of its review and examine the marketing used by e-cigarette companies.  As support, TINA.org provided the findings of its investigation into the marketing of more


Summary of Action

February 5th, 2016

In August 2014, after TINA.org filed a complaint with the Utah Attorney General and Federal Trade Commission regarding the deceptive marketing campaign of e-cigarette company Vapex, the Utah Department of Commerce announced that it was citing and fining the company, as well as several other related companies and individuals.  As part of the state’s action,


Vapor Galleria

January 19th, 2016

This vaping ad seems to be making some pretty puffed-up claims.



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