(WTNH) – Connecticut's attorney general is making a big announcement when it comes to vaping on wednesday.
E-cigarettes have been very controversial lately, especially as far as the impact on young people is concerned. Attorney General William Tong is expected to announce an investigation by Juul Labs, Incorporated on Wednesday. Juul Labs, Inc. is the company responsible for producing electronic cigarettes.
According to Juul, the product was developed as a satisfactory alternative to cigarettes. a way to improve the lives of the world's estimated one billion adult smokers by not cigarettes. At least that's on the corporate website.
This is not about adults who use the product, but about teenagers. Legislators are concerned about the different tastes and discrete designs that make e-cigarettes attractive to young people.
Doctors in other parts of the country even reported severe lung damage in young people who had been tormented for a short time.
Researchers in Yale expressed only reservations and said that people inhaled more than just the ingredients listed on the pack.
Also, a Connecticut man is now suing Juul. The 22-year-old smoked up to two pods a day and suffered a massive stroke that partially paralyzed and blinded him.
Incidentally, nicotine in an e-cigarette pod is equivalent to a pack of cigarettes.
Co-founder of Juul defended the company during a congressional hearing last week. He said Juul never wanted minors to use the product.
It is not clear what the Attorney General of Connecticut wants to investigate.
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