The biggest e-cigarette creator is making changes in the midst of across the nation worry against vaping, and Illinois lawmakers are putting more weight on the business.
Juul CEO Kevin Burns reported Wednesday that he's venturing down from the San Francisco-based company, as of now. K.C. Crosthwaite, earlier the main development official at Altria Group Inc., is assuming control over the job.
Juul Labs likewise declared that the company is suspending all communicated, print and computerized item publicizing in the U.S.
Vaping has been around in the nation for more than a decade, promoted as an approach to enable smokers to stop. Yet, critics argue that it has turned out to be well known among youth, with in excess of a fourth of secondary school students vaping and a alarming number of them becoming ill.
Five million high school kids across this United States are currently vaping, said Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois. More will continue to unless we step in as a government and stop it.
Updates on late diseases and deaths identified with vaping have expanded pressure on the industry. Some political pioneers said that is only a beginning.
First of all, we've got to ban the flavors and e-cigarettes because that's what hooks kids, said Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois. Secondly, we need to have a massive public health education campaign to make sure parents and students understand the dangers of vaping.
State Rep. Deb Conroy's psychological health advisory group heard declaration recently on her bill to boycott seasoned e-cigarettes. In Washington, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is likewise investigating sicknesses identified with vaping.
We are getting new cases reported every day. What we don't know, unfortunately, is the cause, said CDC Deputy Director Anne Schuchat.
While Juul has ended promoting until further notice, the company keeps on selling its items and vaping industry backers demand it's a protected and effective tool for those attempting to quit smoking.