The Committee on energy and Commerce of the house of representatives sent a request 4 the largest manufacturers of these devices, asking the specifics of their research and marketing activities.
The answer is to give Juul Labs, 35% of which is owned by Altria Group, which manufactures cigarettes Marlboro, and Fontem Ventures, Japan Tobacco and Reynolds American — a division of British American Tobacco.
In particular, Juul must report, conducted a study of how its products affect the health and how effectively e-cigarettes help those who intend to quit Smoking, and whether such information is provided by the Food and Drug Administration.
Earlier, another Committee of Congress released e-mails of company representatives, showing that they tend to distribute advertising in schools, trying to directly to interest teenagers. However, one of its founders, James Monsees assured that the main consumers, which are directed marketing efforts are adults.
Congressman Frank Pallone, Chairman of the Committee on energy and Commerce, particular concern has caused the mysterious lung disease that representatives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found those who used electronic cigarettes. He added that all of the above, the company must respond and provide the documentation before 20 September.