Los Angeles – In the midst of a nationwide swarm of vape-related illness and death, City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that his office has entered into a four-year statewide stipulated judgment with NEwhere Inc. and VapeCo Distribution LLC over allegations that the companies illegally marketed vape products to minors and sold vaping products over the internet without following state-mandated age verification requirements. In addition to a $350,000 penalty, each company will now be required to adhere to a multitude of strict regulations ensuring they do not advertise or sell to children in California. Watch video of the livestream on Facebook.
"The vape industry is taking a page out of big tobacco’s old playbook by marketing and selling these addictive, harmful products to kids. We’re going to do all we can to put a stop to it," said Feuer. "As our nation grapples with hundreds of cases of severe lung disease and eight deaths attributed to vaping, vape companies must change their practices so they don’t put our kids’ health at risk."
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