The vaping company Juul Labs has agreed to pay $438.5 million to resolve a multi-state investigation.

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It was determined that he had advertised vaping devices to young smokers.

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If the vaping company extended the payment period to a full 10 years, it would have to pay $476.6 million.

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The investigation found that Juul had "constantly marketed to underage users" with young and attractive models, social media posts and free samples.

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Tong wrote in the statement that Joule misled consumers about the nicotine content and addiction of its products.

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Teens and others in hundreds of individual lawsuits filed in the US say they have become addicted to Juul products

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Joule's ads will no longer be allowed to depict anyone under the age of 35,

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Juul is prohibited from advertising on billboards and in public places, and the landing page of its website requests age verification.

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