Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is tackling teen vaping and its dangers by going after companies who violate state laws. The AG has filed lawsuits against three online e-cigarette retailers for violating Arkansas state laws for selling nicotine products and devises to children without having gone through an age verification process. Rutledge says this put the companies in violation of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (ADTPA).
In a press release from the AG’s office Rutledge says “These out-of-state retailers are illegally selling vaping products online that are dangerous to Arkansas children, and it’s time to take a strong stance to stop this practice in our state,” She went on to say “It is unacceptable for retailers to exploit our youth by selling vaping products to them illegally.”
The companies facing suit are Mystic Juice USA, The Vape Company and BuyVapor.com. The AG claims Mystic Juice also sold products through Ebay.com to avoid minimum age to purchase requirements and used deception to skirt Ebay’s policy of not selling tobacco products.