Georgia should receive more than $19 million as part of a multi-state settlement with JUUL Labs.
Georgia was among more than 30 states and territories that partook in a two-year investigation into the e-cigarette manufacturer. The probe culminated in a $438.5 million agreement “in principle.”
Under the deal, JUUL will pay the settlement over 10 years. According to a news release, how much the company pays will increase the longer it takes to make the payments.
“For two years, we have worked with a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general to learn all of the facts associated with JUUL’s marketing to minors,” Attorney General Chris Carr said in a statement.
“Underage vaping has reached epidemic proportions, and our office is committed to protecting Georgia’s youth from products that could be harmful to their health,” Carr added. “That includes holding accountable those that unlawfully try to sell dangerous and addictive e-cigarettes to minors in our state.”
As part of the deal, JUUL agreed to stop marketing to youths, fund education or show anyone 35 years or younger in their advertising.
Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming joined Georgia in the settlement.