Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working For You

February 25, 2020

Senator Anwar Supports Bipartisan, Multistate Investigation Into Juul Announced Tuesday

Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-East Hartford) gave support to a 39-state bipartisan investigation into JUUL Labs, the vaporizer company increasingly scrutinized for its marketing and sales practices. Attorneys General from at least five states announced their support of the investigation, which will monitor whether the company targeted youth, made inaccurate claims of nicotine content, and may have misled the public about the safety, risks and effectiveness of JUUL products as a tool to help consumers stop smoking.

“The ongoing, worsening vaping crisis has harmed countless youths and students, and JUUL played a large role in promoting these products to underage customers,” said Sen. Anwar. “I welcome this investigation by the Attorneys General and look forward to seeing their findings.”

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Tuesday the 39-state coalition will study and investigate JUUL’s marketing and sales practices.

In July, Attorney General Tong announced Connecticut’s investigation into JUUL’s health claims, with a civil investigative demand issued to examine JUUL’s marketing. This comes as use of vaping is leading to higher rates of youths using tobacco. In 2019, surveys found more than 5 million youth reported using e-cigarette or vaping products within the last 30 days.