Caleb Mintz, Caleb Mintz, said he's a senior spokesperson for his class as part of a "mental health [and]
The represenative of his connection to Juul, Mintz said, and the comments on e-cigarette safety were met with a "sigh of relief" among his classmates who were already vaping.
In a statement, "Juul said the presentation was part of a short-lived education and youth prevention program which was ended in September 2018 after its purpose ̵
" I believe the presenter was sending mixed messages by says Juul what 'totally safe' and following up every totally safe statement with 'but we do not want you as customers,' "said Mintz.
Mintz's friend, 16-year-old Phillip Fuhrman, was tested in Juul at the time of the incident, which occurred in August 2017. The two boys spoke with the Juul representative after the presentation concluded, they said, and Mintz asked
Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee, asked Fuhrman, "When Caleb [Mintz] asked the presenter what he should do if he had a friend what was addicted to nicotine, what caleb referring to you? "
" Hey what, "Fuhrman tested. "Since Caleb's not specific on what kind of nicotine he was addicted to, what's on e-cigarette or cigarettes, the speaker thought he was talking about cigarettes, and he said that he should mention Juul to his friend."  The Juul representative allegedly said, according to Fuhrman, "The product was a safer alternative than smoking cigarettes and it would be better for the kid to use that." Fuhrman added.
Krishnamoorthi sighed before calling the company's actions "Very disturbing behavior, to say the least." He summarized the testimony, saying "a person connected to a juul device to demonstrate his / her safety to teenagers and then a song about the product being quota-unquote totally safe."
The Juul representative thus "mentioned that to the FDA About to come out and say that Juul was 99% safer than cigarettes, and that's what happened in FDA approval while talking about what's going on, "according to Fuhrman.
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'Under the guise of education'
Phillip's mother, Dorian Fuhrman, has been tested for her son , he changed "he has spent a lot of time in his room in the dark." He became moody.
Berkman testified that "Juul sent a representative to our kids about his product under the guise of education." [Shesaidshebelievestheoutsidegrouphasbeennaivedefinitelybutingoodfaith"BerkmansaidsheansweredthephoneBerkmantestedthatthestafferwhenaskedaboutthepresentationsaidshehadbeenresearchinganti-juuleducationandcameacrossthenameofJuulemployeelistedonlineasthecompany'syouthpreventioncoordinator
When reached by the staffer, the Juul employee
'Human guinea pigs for the juul experiment'
Later in Wednesday's hearing, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, told Berkman that "as a mother, I can sense your frustration. … I just want you to know the truth on your side."
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