• July 9, 2020

Alabama students file suit against vapor makers

Two students – at the University of Alabama and Auburn University – have filed a class-action lawsuit against the makers of e-cigarettes, saying the products “prey on youth to recruit replacement smokers for financial gain,” according to a story on AL.com.

The suit, filed May 22 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama West Division, lists Juul Labs Inc., Altria Group and Philip Morris USA as defendants, according to the story.

Elizabeth Ann Swearingen, 19, a Montgomery resident who attends Alabama, became addicted to Juul at 18, the suit claims, while Auburn student John Thomas Via Peavy, 19, became addicted at 17, the story states.