Lawsuit against e-cigarette maker Juul claims company illegally markets to minors

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A new lawsuit was filed Monday against San Francisco e-cigarette maker Juul Labs.

The suit was filed on behalf of a 19-year-old man who says he became addicted to nicotine and suffered worsening asthma symptoms after he started using Juul's devices when he was 16.

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The suit claims Juul and Philip Morris, which recently took a stake in the company, violated the Racketeer Act by illegally marketing the devices to minors.

Juul did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on the lawsuit.

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