UK graduate sues JUUL, accuses company of misleading practices

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(WYMT/WKYT) - A UK graduate is suing a popular maker of vaping products, accusing the company of misleading practices.

Our news partner, The Lexington Herald-Leader, reports a Lexington man filed a lawsuit against JUUL accusing the company of misleading practices that addicts users to nicotine.

John McFaull says the company targets younger users on social media but the company is saying it shuts its Facebook and Instagram pages down.

The company is responding saying, "This case is without merit and we will defend our mission. JUUL labs is committed to eliminating combustible cigarettes, the number one cause of preventable death in the world."

According to court documents, McFaull switched to JUUL to try to wean himself off of nicotine.

The man's attorneys are asking the complaint to be filed as a class-action suit

McFaull is asking for a full refund of the money he spent on JUUL products and other damages he suffered as a result of smoking at least on JUUL per day since February of 2018.

Federal authorities are currently investigating a possible connection between e-cigarettes and hundreds of recent lung injuries and illnesses in several states.

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