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Lawsuit Accuses Juul of Targeting Children With Marketing

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Anne Arundel and Howard counties sued e-cigarette maker Juul Labs and affiliated companies, joining a growing onslaught against the billion-dollar company over claims that it marketed its products to children.

They joined Garrett County in filing separate but identical federal lawsuits against the California-based company in early April, following the lead of Montgomery County, which retained a national law firm late last year. The lawsuits allege, among other things, violations of Maryland’s public nuisance laws and violations of the federal racketeering statutes known as RICO.

“This lawsuit is critical in highlighting the public health repercussions of e-cigarettes, and we will continue to advance these complaints to ensure all our residents can be healthy and thriving,” Howard County Executive Calvin Ball said in a statement.

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