Clay County mom sues vape pen company for daughter's nicotine addiction

Missouri mom says her 14-year-old started using Juul products last year and is unable to quit.

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August 29, 2019 - 12:43 pm
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(KFTK) — We first told you about a person in Illinois who died after vaping becoming the first death in the country from the trendy habit.

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This week, across the state of Missouri, a Clay County woman has sued an e-cigarette company claiming they hooked her daughter on nicotine.

Dan Weinbaum from Kansas City partner station KMBZ reports:

A federal lawsuit filed this week alleges that Juul Labs, makers of small vape pens, marketed their products at teens.

The suit is seeking class-action status.

Related: FDA questions Juul, Altria commitment to combat teen vaping

Mindy Boyd says in the complaint that her 14-year-old daughter started vaping using Juul products last year — and became addicted to nicotine and hasn't been able to quit.

Juul denies the accusation, saying it never marketed to children and doesn't want non-users to try their products. And the vape maker says it launched a plan last year to combat underage vaping.

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