Page 10 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, June 7, 2019 AG Healey sues national e-cigarette retailer Eonsmoke for marketing and selling nicotine vaping products to minors B OSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey has filed a lawsuit against Eonsmoke LLC, a national retailer of e-cigarette and vaping products that markets its products as “JUUL-compatible,” for violating Massachusetts laws regulating the sale and advertisement of tobacco products. This is the first lawsuit Healey has filed since announcing her office’s investigation into the e-cigarette industry in July 2018. The complaint, which was filed in Suffolk Superior Court, alleges that New Jersey–based Eonsmoke violated the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act by directly targeting young people for sales of its vaping products – including electronic nicotine devices, e-liquids and nicotine pods – through marketing and advertising intended to appeal to youngsters. The complaint also alleges that Eonsmoke failed to Award-Winning Landscaping Servicing the North Shore for over 38 Years verify the age of online purchasers of its products and failed to ensure shipments of these products were received by a person 21 years or older, the state’s minimum legal sales age for smoking products. “Eonsmoke took a page out of the Big Tobacco playbook by peddling nicotine to young people on social media,” said Healey. “Our investigations into JUUL and other e-cigarette retailers continue as we seek to hold companies accountable for marketing these addictive and dangerous products to minors.” Her complaint alleges that Eonsmoke willfully and repeatedly violated the state’s consumer protection law by using a marketing campaign that directly targeted underage consumers. Eonsmoke’s products contain some of the highest nicotine concentraAG HEALEY | SEE PAGE 11 NOW BOOKING NEW CUSTOMERS! DON’T WAIT! Call 781-321-2074 Pavers * Walkways * Patios * Driveways * Pool Decks Planting * Perennials * Shrubs * Trees New Lawns * Sod * Hydroseed Flowers/Annuals/Mums * Conventional Seeding * Synthetic Complete Maintenance * Cleanups (Spring & Fall) * Lawn Cutting, Edging & Weeding * Lawn Fertilizer Programs * Trim & Prune Shrubs * Mulching, Thatching Interlock Block * Fire Pits * Sitting Walls * Pillers Landscape Lighting * Design * Install * Repair * Night Illumination

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