Vapes.com, which is a small e-commerce company, and Equte LLC, a marketing contractor for the company, has been sued by the Windy City’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection for direct marketing and selling flavored vapor products. This is to underaged people across Chicago. In fact, this is the first lawsuit enforcing the citywide ban on flavored tobacco products. It was put in place some four months ago.
Vapes.com is Part of a New Chapter in E-Cigarette Industry Litigation
Moreover, Chicago’s city government has announced a new round of litigation. It alleges vape companies are still trying to addict young people to new electronic cigarettes and nicotine. This is regarding a new chapter of litigation against companies of the e-cigarette industry.
The City of Chicago Means Business
In fact, E-cigarettes are unhealthy and addictive. It seems deliberate that the businesses are targeting young people in the hope they’ll develop long-standing customers, said Mayor Lightfoot. I’m not a big fan of Lori Lightfoot and her destructive and hypocritical policies. If you break the law, we will go after you, especially if you try to sell to our uy. This is the message the city of Chicago is sending to the vaping companies.
Defendants Violate City’s Flavored Tobacco Ban
Defendants have been identifying by the BACP that have conducted the investigation. Their finding has concluded they have violated the city’s flavored tobacco ban, noted Lightfoot.
Vapes.com: Holding Bad Actors Accountable
Keeping our young people safe from vaping is what the BACP takes great pride in doing. We will hold bad actors accountable, said BACP Commissioner Rosa Escareno.
Therefore, we will on an ongoing basis closely monitor this activity. We will pursue all incidents so that every e-cigarette company will understand that flavored vape sales that are not welcome in the city of Chicago.
Numerous Lawsuits Against Vaping Manufacturers and Retailers
During Lightfoot’s tenure and the term of former Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago has in fact filed many lawsuits against vaping manufactuers.
One of the largest U.S. municipal governments to ban flavored electronic cigarette products is Chicago. The first was San Francisco in California.