The Weekly: Juul agrees to pay NC, sharp decline in cancer screenings, and more

July 2, 2021

The Weekly

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Juul agrees to pay North Carolina $40 million to settle vaping accusations

MONDAY, June 28, 2021 (The Washington Post)—E-cigarette company Juul agreed to pay North Carolina $40 million to settle allegations that the company aggressively marketed its products to young people, leading to addiction to high-nicotine vapes, Attorney General Josh Stein announced Monday.

North Carolina is the first state to reach a settlement with Juul for allegedly targeting youth through social media advertisements and other outlets, and fueling a sharp rise in youth vaping. Another 13 states and D.C. also have sued the e-cigarette company.

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Foundation news

Deadline extended! Apply for a Prevent Cancer Foundaton research grant.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s research program provides funding for innovative projects expected to lead to future funding from other peer-reviewed sources. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on July 21, 2021. Apply now.

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