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Vaping Company Eonsmoke Must Pay $22.5M, Arizona Attorney General Says

A vaping product company will have to pay more than $22.5 million to the state of Arizona.

The Arizona Attorney General announced the final judgment Friday.

The Attorney General’s Office  filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against e-cigarette company Eonsmoke in January.

The Attorney General’s Office says the company was selling dozens of products in Arizona that did not have FDA approval.

The judgment says the company also unlawfully marketed flavored vaping pods to minors, using social media to target young people.

“Eonsmoke is being held accountable for its unlawful conduct in Arizona, including marketing flavored vaping pods to children,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich in a press release. “If you are an Arizona retailer and have Eonsmoke products on your shelves, they are illegal."

The judgment permanently blocks the company from marketing to underage users in Arizona.

Katherine Davis-Young is a senior field correspondent reporting on a variety of issues, including public health and climate change.