Thursday, November 14, 2019

Just asking GET ME REWRITE: Perhaps Ron Johnson just received a big check from Altria?

These colorfully packaged vaping products certainly look like they're marketed to adult smokers.  Wouldn't you agree, Ron?

Source:  BuyVapor

Reported in Ron Johnson sends letter to Donald Trump urging him to abandon rules for vaping flavors, warns changes are being 'rammed through'.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/13/2019)

5/23/2019 update, "Remember, Juul recently jumped into bed with Big Tobacco", starts here.

So I'd take this full-page ad in the New York Times with a big grain of salt.

File this ad under "bridge for sale".

Original 12/21/2018 post, "Marlboro goes to where the flavors are", starts here.

Juul Closes Deal with Tobacco Giant Altria.  (The New York Times, 12/20/2018)
The tobacco giant Altria, maker of Marlboro and other top-selling brands of cigarettes, has agreed to pay nearly $13 billion for a 35 percent stake in Juul Labs, the wildly popular vaping company that burst on the scene in 2015 with a mission to render cigarettes obsolete.

Related post:
Like the tobacco industry hawking cigarettes, the whole point of vaping is to get kids hooked.  (12/19/2018)

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