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Juul settlement welcomed, but health groups want further action from US FDA

US politicians and public health associations have broadly welcomed Juul Labs’ $438.5m settlement, which ended a two-year investigation by 34 US states into the e-cigarette maker’s marketing and sales practices.

The American Lung Association (ALA) called for the money from the agreement to fund states’ tobacco control programs. “Once again, Juul has admitted responsibility for its role in hooking a generation to tobacco products,” it tweeted.

Juul said the settlement was a significant part of its “ongoing commitment to resolve issues from the past”.

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Antonia Di Lorenzo

Assistant news editor
Antonia is a member of the editorial team and holds a masters degree in Law from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She moved in 2013 to London, where she completed a postgraduate course at the London School of Journalism. In the UK, she worked as a news reporter for a financial newswire and a magazine before moving to Barcelona in 2019.

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