STAT+: Advocates wanted Juul’s big settlement to overhaul the e-cigarette landscape. It likely won’t, experts warn

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, a group of more than 30 attorneys general announced they had reached a “landmark” $438.5 million settlement with the e-cigarette maker Juul over its alleged marketing toward children.

Tobacco control advocates had hoped the settlement would compare to the historic one reached two decades earlier between states and cigarette companies, a multi-billion dollar deal that changed the way tobacco companies marketed their products forever.

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