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ICYMI, September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

Juul Replaces Its C.E.O. With a Tobacco Executive

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Juul Replaces Its C.E.O. With a Tobacco Executive

WEDNESDAY, September 25, 2019 (The New York Times)—The vaping powerhouse Juul Labs replaced its chief executive with a veteran of Big Tobacco on Wednesday, deepening the company’s turmoil and raising doubts about the very future of the e-cigarette industry.

The sudden announcement capped a relentless cascade of events that has called into question the safety of devices once billed as a promising alternative to cigarettes, one of the world’s leading preventable causes of death. Now, Juul is looking to that very industry for its survival as it faces a federal criminal inquiry, new bans on some of its products, and an onslaught of state and federal regulatory investigations into its marketing practices.

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