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Elizabeth Holmes Trial Proves Boys' Club Is Alive and Well

Ellen Pao wonders why male tech execs accused of fraud aren't held to same standard

(Newser) - Ellen Pao thinks Elizabeth Holmes should be held accountable for her actions as CEO of the not-quite-what-it-appeared Theranos blood-testing company. But in an essay at the New York Times , Pao writes that something else is true in regard to Holmes' ongoing trial: It "can be sexist to hold her...

FDA Has to Decide Soon on Future of E-Cigarettes
FDA Decisions
Near on
E-Cigarettes

FDA Decisions Near on E-Cigarettes

Agency has deadline next month for approving companies' product applications

(Newser) - E-cigarette manufacturers soon will learn whether they're out of business, still in the market but facing new government controls, or back in in a big way. The companies were given a choice last year: pull their vaping products or seek Food and Drug Administration approval for them. More than...

Ahead of Major Trial, an E-Cig Maker Settles

Juul will pay North Carolina $40M over allegations it went after teens in ads

(Newser) - Remember when Juul was everywhere, and all the kids thought it was cool? So does the state of North Carolina, which sued the vape pod company in 2019. Now, Juul has agreed to pay $40 million over six years to settle that lawsuit just before it was set to go...

Juul Wants People to Vape, but Not at Its Own Office

Wall Street Journal reports that workers won't stop, despite company crackdown

(Newser) - An odd story about Juul and vaping is in the news Monday: The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is in the unusual position of trying to convince its own workers to stop vaping at the office. However, Juul is apparently not having much luck on that front. “...

Minnesota Sues Juul Over Youth Vaping Rise
Minnesota Is Suing Juul

Minnesota Is Suing Juul

'They have deceived and misled Minnesota consumers of all ages'

(Newser) - Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison sued Juul Labs on Wednesday, accusing the e-cigarette maker of unlawfully targeting young people with its products to get a new generation addicted to nicotine. The lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis seeks to force Juul to stop marketing to young people;...

After Troublesome Year, Juul Makes a 'Right-Size' Move

E-cigarette maker will slash 16% of its workforce, per a company official

(Newser) - Due to the public's "lack of trust" in the vaping industry, Juul cut four of its fruit- and dessert-flavored products last month. Now, confirming rumors from last month, the e-cigarette maker says it will cut 650 jobs, or about 16% of its workforce, reports the Wall Street Journal...

After New Study, No More Mint
After New Study,
No More Mint

After New Study, No More Mint

Juul will sell only menthol and tobacco flavors

(Newser) - Juul Labs said Thursday it will halt US sales of its best-selling, mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide backlash against vaping. The voluntary step comes days after new government research showed that Juul is the top brand among high schoolers who use e-cigarettes and that many...

Ex-Juul Official Makes Huge Claim in Lawsuit

Siddharth Breja says the company sold a million contaminated nicotine pods

(Newser) - Looks like Juul's lawyers won't be sleeping much tonight. A former executive at the e-cigarette company says Juul sold a million contaminated nicotine pods and fired him for complaining about it, BuzzFeed reports. Siddharth Breja, ex-senior vice president for global finance, made the allegations in a Tuesday lawsuit...

Bending to Pressure, Juul Cuts 4 Products

The e-cigarette brand responds to people's 'lack of trust' in the industry

(Newser) - Juul Labs stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors Thursday, acknowledging the public's "lack of trust" in the vaping industry, the AP reports. The voluntary step is the company's latest attempt to weather a growing political backlash blaming its flavored-nicotine products for hooking a generation of teenagers on...

Juul Honcho Is Out as Ads Halt
Juul Honcho Is
Out as Ads Halt

Juul Honcho Is Out as Ads Halt

Company says it won't lobby against proposed ban on some e-cigarettes

(Newser) - E-cigarette maker Juul has a new face at the helm with the vaping industry falling under greater scrutiny. The company announced Wednesday that CEO Kevin Burns will be replaced by KC Crosthwaite, who currently serves as senior vice president for chief strategy and growth at tobacco giant Altria, reports the...

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