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Confirmed: Pax Labs raises $420 million at a valuation of $1.7 billion

Pax Labs, the popular vape maker, has today confirmed the close of a $420 million equity round, including from existing investors Tiger Global Management and Tao Capital Partners, and new investors including Prescott General Partners. A Pax Labs spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that the post-money valuation for Pax Labs is $1.7 billion. The Information first reported the round but we’ve confirmed the specific details, including funding amount and valuation. Pax Labs launched in 2007 with ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Canada, Tiger Global Management, Pax Labs, Juul, Pax, Tao Capital Partners, Vasan, Bharat Vasan, Prescott General Partners A Pax Labs


Why Juul and Republican Lawmakers Want To Raise the Minimum Vaping Age To 21 (slashdot)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a new bill today that would block all tobacco and vape purchases for Americans under 21 years old, citing widespread public health risks. Surprisingly, vaping companies don't appear to be too concerned, as Juul's CEO Kevin Burns issued this statement supporting the measure: "JUUL Labs is committed to eliminating combustible cigarettes, the number one cause of preventable death in the world and to accomplish that goal, we must restrict youth usage ...
Tags: News, Senate, Mitch McConnell, Fda, Juul, Ohio State University, Crane, Kevin Burns, BeauHD, Rob Crane, Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation, Kathleen Hoke, University of Maryland We


Why Juul and Republican Lawmakers Want To Raise the Minimum Vaping Age To 21

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a new bill today that would block all tobacco and vape purchases for Americans under 21 years old, citing widespread public health risks. Surprisingly, vaping companies don't appear to be too concerned, as Juul's CEO Kevin Burns issued this statement supporting the measure: "JUUL Labs is committed to eliminating combustible cigarettes, the number one cause of preventable death in the world and to accomplish that goal, we must restrict youth usage ...
Tags: Senate, Tech, Mitch McConnell, Fda, Juul, Ohio State University, Crane, Kevin Burns, Rob Crane, Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation, Kathleen Hoke, University of Maryland We


Over 1,000 Counterfeit Juul Pods Containing Questionable Substances Seized by Border Protection

A parcel from China was confiscated in Philadelphia earlier this week containing 36 cartons of knock-off pods fitted for the popular Juul vaping system. Had they been sold as the genuine article, their estimated street value was close to $5,000.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Philadelphia, Vaping, Crimes, Knockoffs, Juul, Up In Smoke


5 Milan Design Week Trends Designers Should Actually Care About

Milan Design Week came to a close this past Sunday, and after a week of visiting installations, interviewing designers and experiencing extreme visual stimulation, we're finally able to take a moment to ruminate over and make sense of what we experienced. While Salone has traditionally been about furniture and homeware design, we noticed a clear shift in interest towards experimenting with technology, understanding the designer's responsibility when it comes to protecting our planet and creating...
Tags: Google, Design, Milan, Instagram, Events, Philippe Starck, Sony, Autodesk, Catholic, Freitag, Juul, Hiroshima, Benjamin Hubert, Fairphone, Ventura, Design Festivals


VCs bet on cannabis vaping, ED meds and mobile fertility clinics

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a bit of a reunion with Kate and Alex on as usual, with the addition of Extra Crunch denizen extraordinaire Danny Crichton. Danny, you may recall, has been a semi-regular Equity co-host over the past year. As Kate explains up front, Equity is out a day early this week due to the Big TechCrunch Robotics Affair in Berkeley today. We’ll be back on Friday...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Business, Pinterest, Entrepreneurship, China, Tech, Economy, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Kate, Berkeley, E-cigarette, Alex, Qualcomm


E-cig company Juul is considering creating a digital health tool for smokers who want to quit

is the most popular e-cigarette in America and the company is partially owned by Altria, the tobacco giant behind Marlboro cigarettes. Juul is on a quest to show that its sleek devices can help adult smokers take up a   healthier habit, despite   pushback from regulators   who are   concerned   about youth vaping. The company has gotten a makeover in recent years and started doing health   research. Now, Juul is beefing up a team focused on behavioral research that could include work on an a...
Tags: Scotland, America, Trends, Linkedin, Food And Drug Administration, Juul, Business Insider, Altria, Russell, National Cancer Institute, NCI, Christopher Russell, CSUR, Erik Augustson, Augustson


Juul's Latest Idea to Placate the FDA Is a Massive Vape-Tracking Program

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to blast e-cigarette manufacturers—and Juul in particular—for a steep spike in youth vaping, the company has in recent months launched a number of initiatives to keep its products out of the hands of minors.Read more...
Tags: Science, Smoking, Fda, Tracking, Vaping, Juul, U S Food and Drug Administration, Massive Vape Tracking Program


Juul launches a pilot program that tracks how Juul devices get in the hands of minors

Juul Labs is today launching a pilot for its new Track & Trace program, which is meant to use data to identify exactly how Juul devices wind up in the hands of minors. Juul vaporizers all have a serial number down at the bottom, by the Juul logo. However, it wasn’t until recently that Juul had the capability to track those serial numbers through every step of the process, from manufacture to distribution to retail to sale. With Track & Trace, Juul is calling upon parents, teachers and law enforc...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Instagram, Government, Tech, Fda, Houston, Juul, Scott Gottlieb, Juul Labs, Ashley Gould, James Monsees, Track Trace


See how brands piled on the black hole discovery: Marketers Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Marketer's Brief, a quick take on marketing news, moves and trends from Ad Age's reporters and editors. Send tips/suggestions to [email protected] Review sites like Yelp discourage brands from incentivising reviews, but that is exactly what Tide is doing to promote its new laundry service. Find out more below, along with how electronic cigarette marketer Juul is trying to entice military members. But first, a little something from outer space.   Fade to ...
Tags: Beyonce, Advertising, Unilever, Adidas, Cnn, Pandora, Nba, Espn, J Crew, WNBA, Juul, Marketwatch, National Science Foundation, Ryan, Johnson Johnson, AT T


Nicotine concentration in JUUL e-cigarette products is dangerously high, finds study

Little is known about the potential health effects of JUUL e-cigarette products that have recently risen in popularity, especially among adolescents.
Tags: Health, Juul


JUUL electronic cigarette products linked to cellular damage

Little is known about the potential health effects of JUUL e-cigarette products that have recently risen in popularity, especially among adolescents. The FDA has a growing concern about this uptick in their use because these electronic cigarettes deliver nicotine. A research team led by UC Riverside and Portland State University has now found that nicotine concentrations are higher in JUUL electronic cigarettes than in any of the many other electronic cigarette products the team analyzed.
Tags: Science, Fda, Juul, UC Riverside and Portland State University


VC Trends in 2019: More Money, Fewer Deals But Women Still Get Less

If you’ve been following venture capital trends, what you expected to happen in the first quarter of 2019 did: More money is being invested in fewer deals, and women founders still are getting less of it than men.Venture firms sent $32.6 billion into startups nationally during the first three months of 2019, the second largest amount for any quarter since at least 2006, according to data released overnight by PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association. But that large sum came from o...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Entrepreneurship, Softbank, Funding, Women, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, Physics, Pwc, Venture Capital


Democratic senators question Juul about its Altria deal

Eleven democratic senators, led by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), have penned a letter to Juul Labs, asking a series of questions around the product’s marketing, its effectiveness as a tool to help people quit smoking combustible cigarettes, sales figures and, perhaps most importantly, more information on the deal that gave Altria a minority stake in Juul Labs. “The corporate marriage between two companies that have been the most prolific at marketing highly addictive nicotine products to children is ...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Government, Tech, United States, Ecigarettes, Fda, Juul, Ron Wyden, Richard Blumenthal, Altria, American Heart Association, Altria Group


Senators' scathing letter to Juul demands answers about tactics targeting youth, ties to Big Tobacco

Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs is under the microscope again, with 11 senators demanding answers from the company at the center of the youth vaping "epidemic" whose business practices have been shrouded in "immense secrecy," the senators said in a letter to Juul on Monday.
Tags: Cnn, Juul, Big Tobacco, Juul Labs


Senators' scathing letter to Juul demands answers about tactics targeting youth

Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs is under the microscope again, with 11 senators demanding answers from the company at the center of the youth vaping "epidemic" whose business practices have been shrouded in "immense secrecy," the senators said in a letter to Juul on Monday.
Tags: News, Stories, Juul, Juul Labs


FDA Probing Link Between Seizures and Vaping

Dan Kitwood/GettyThe FDA announced Wednesday that it was investigating reports of seizures in teens who vape—the latest in the agency’s increased focus on the e-cigarette industry.“We have reports indicating that some people who use e-cigarettes, especially youth and young adults, are experiencing seizures following their use,” FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernathy said in a statement, noting that there have been at least 35 reported cases of seizures fo...
Tags: News, Fda, Juul, Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb, Juul Labs, Dan Kitwood GettyThe, Amy Abernathy


We just got the first clear evidence that some people are using Juul e-cigs to cut back on smoking

which is partially owned by Altria, the tobacco giant behind Marlboro cigarettes, is the most popular e-cigarette in America. Juul wants to show that its sleek devices can help adult smokers take up a healthier habit, despite pushback from regulators who are concerned about youth vaping. The company has gotten a makeover in recent years and recently began doing health research. Its latest study has some positive takeaways for smokers. As with any study, there are limitations. E-cigarette co...
Tags: Scotland, US, America, Trends, Silicon Valley, Columbia University, Nielsen, Juul, Don, Altria, Russell, Christopher Russell, Harm Reduction, CSUR, America Juul, Daniel Giovenco


We just got the first clear evidence that some people are using Juul e-cigarettes to cut back on smoking

The which is partially owned by Altria, the tobacco giant behind Marlboro cigarettes, is the most popular e-cigarette in America. Juul wants to show that its sleek devices can help adult smokers take up a healthier habit despite pushback from regulators who are concerned about youth vaping. The company has gotten a makeover in recent years and recently began doing health research. Its latest study has some positive takeaways for smokers. As with any study, there are limitations. The e-cigar...
Tags: Scotland, US, America, Trends, Silicon Valley, Columbia University, Nielsen, Juul, Don, Altria, Russell, Christopher Russell, CSUR, America Juul, Daniel Giovenco, Giovenco


California May Be First State To Crack Down On Flavored Tobacco And Nictone

Companies like Juul may have to pull their flavored products from California retailers.
Tags: News, California, Juul


Tobacco giant Reynolds just rolled out berry and cream nicotine lozenges as it faces new pressure from Juul for smokeless products (RAI, BAT)

On Wednesday, tobacco giant Reynolds rolled out nicotine lozenges called Revel. Sold in four flavors, the lozenges are the first new product the company has launched on a wide commercial scale since the Vuse e-cigarette in 2013. Revel lozenges are meant to adapt to smokers' evolving preferences for consuming nicotine, Reynolds' vice president of consumer marketing told Business Insider. The lozenges do not contain tobacco or tar. Still, Reynolds is not advertising them as a healthier alternati...
Tags: US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Juul, Mustafa, Reynolds, Juul Citigroup, Camel Kent, Shay Mustafa Reynolds, British American Tobacco Reynolds


Juul Is Trying to Bust People Selling Vapes to Kids as It Fends Off Regulators

Months after beefing up its secret shopper program here in the U.S., Juul is launching a similar effort in Canada in an effort to keep its products out of the hands of vaping teens.Read more...
Tags: Science, Smoking, Canada, Vaping, Juul, Secret Shoppers


San Francisco proposes restricting vape sales. One official would like Juul's headquarters 'gone yesterday'

City officials are proposing changes that could ban effectively vape sales in San Francisco and jeopardize the local headquarters of leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs.
Tags: San Francisco, Cnn, Juul


San Francisco considers banning the sale and manufacture of nicotine e-cigarettes

In an aggressive move to block youth access to addictive products, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Supervisor Shamann Walton have introduced legislation that bans the physical sale or delivery via shipping of any nicotine-containing vaping product. A second bill bans any manufacturers of e-cig products from city property. If passed this would kick Juul out of its headquarters. Supervisor Walton is pretty much dancing at the idea. SF Chronicle: Two bills authored by City Atto...
Tags: Post, News, San Francisco, Juul, Walton, U S Food and Drug Administration, Board of Supervisors, San Francisco City, Dogpatch, Herrera, Dennis Herrera, Dare To Keep Kids Off Drugs, Shamann Walton


Failing to warn about teen cancer risk from vaping is 'unforgivable' - says surgeon

Failing to warn teenagers about cancer risks from vaping is “unforgivable”, a leading surgeon has said as he calls on ministers to introduce child-specific guidance on the dangers of e-cigarettes. Professor Kefah Mokbel, chief breast cancer surgeon at the London Breast Institute, said current Government advice is leading youngsters into believing e-cigarettes are safe. Public Health England states that e-cigarettes are estimated to be 95 per cent less harmful than tobacco. However, in his letter...
Tags: Science, London, US, Bloomberg, Public Health England, Daily Telegraph, Juul, Matt Hancock, Health and Education, Hazel Cheeseman, Mokbel, Kefah Mokbel, London Breast Institute, Amy Sellars, Latymer Upper School, Damien Hinds


Vaping and E-cigarettes in India: What’s really happening with Juul?

Juul has become so popular that it is now about 68% of the $2 billion e-cigarette market. Juuling is especially popular among children and young adults due to its sleek and discreet design, its ability to be recharged on a laptop or wall charger within one hour, and its liquid-filled cartridges that come in popular flavors like cool mint, creme brulee, and fruit medley. Medical professionals are very concerned because juul delivers higher concentrations of nicotine than other e-cigarettes. E-ci...
Tags: Business, India, Juul, ConsumerTech


The Great Final Battle Over Your Juul Has Begun

Despite the announcement of Scott Gottlieb’s sudden resignation from the Food and Drug Administration earlier this month, the FDA commissioner said he remains confident that tighter regulation of the e-cigarette and tobacco industries following his departure will continue. And that means Juul isn’t off the hook just…Read more...
Tags: Science, Smoking, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Juul, Altria, Scott Gottlieb, Juuling, Vapelife


Exclusive - India's health ministry calls for blocking Juul's entry into country: document

India's health ministry has called for Juul Labs Inc's electronic cigarettes to be blocked from entering the country, a letter seen by Reuters showed, potentially dealing a blow to the U.S. company's plans to tap the South Asian market.
Tags: Money, India, businessNews, Juul, Reuters, Juul Labs Inc


Tobacco and E-Cigarette Lobbyists Circle as F.D.A. Chief Exits

Juul and Big Tobacco have lobbied for months to protect themselves from aspects of the F.D.A.’s crackdown. As Scott Gottlieb leaves, they see an opening.
Tags: News, Food And Drug Administration, Nicotine, E-cigarettes, Juul, Altria Group Inc, Gottlieb, Big Tobacco, Scott Gottlieb, Menthol, United States Politics and Government, Advertising and Marketing, Lobbying and Lobbyists, Smoking and Tobacco, Teenagers and Adolescence, Scott (1972-


The Best Places To Cry At Work, According To A Person Who Cries A Lot

If you have never cried at work, in my opinion you are a robot. Everything makes me cry these days. The news? Come on. Gillette commercials? I'm wrecked. Onions? Forget about it! Climate change? Buh-bye, game over, I need to excuse myself from this brainstorm to go cry on the toilet, can someone please send me notes of what I miss?It may be that I have over-productive tear ducts. Or maybe it's just that I'm a woman. (Haven't you heard? Women are emotional, and that is why there is a gender wage...
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