Status and Updates

February 24, 2015: After investigating Vapex LLC, the FTC sends a letter to the company informing it that the FTC will not be recommending enforcement at this time because the company is no longer in business.

August 27, 2014: The Utah Department of Commerce announces that it is citing Vapex LLC, as well as Sinless Vapor LLC, and OZN Web LLC, for multiple violations of the Utah Consumer Sales Practices Act and the Utah Telephone Fraud Prevention Act, finding, among other things, that the companies engaged in deceptive advertising. (Though the companies were fined $1.1 million and many of the websites used to sell the e-cigarettes were disabled, the Utah Department of Commerce settled the actions and agreed to collect a total of $31,150 in penalties — 2% of the original fine amounts.)

July 24, 2014: The FTC sends TINA.org a letter to confirm the receipt of TINA.org’s complaint.

July 17, 2014: TINA.org sends complaint letters to the FTC and the Attorney General in Utah.

July 8, 2014: TINA.org sends a warning letter to Vapex (at three different addresses) alerting it to the issues uncovered by TINA.org’s investigation and requesting that the company stop using these deceptive marketing tactics.

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