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Inside Juul’s layoffs, IgnitionOne’s shutdown, and theSkimm sale talk

Former Juul insiders talked of unchecked growth, lack of proper business processes, and losing faith in the e-cig company's mission.
Juul bought the office tower at 123 Mission St. in San Francisco in June 2019.

Juul bought a San Francisco office tower for $400 million. It’s reportedly considering selling it just 5 months later.

The embattled e-cigarette startup bought the 29-story tower at 123 Mission St. in June. It's reportedly considering a sale now.

Dispensed: DC healthcare power players, steeper losses for Oscar and Bright, and hospital tech chiefs dish on Google

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Juul has pulled its most popular flavor in a last-ditch effort to stop teens from vaping

The news comes on the heels of new research suggesting that mint and mango are the top flavors among high school students who Juul.

Altria’s investment in Juul had the worst possible timing — and wound up costing it $110 million a week amid a mass vaping crackdown

The tobacco giant said in its third-quarter earnings results that it wrote down its investment in Juul by $4.5 billion.

Altria writes down Juul investment by $4.5 billion amid vaping crackdown

The tobacco giant said no single factor led to the charge, but it did cite the increasing regulatory pressure on vaping.

A former Juul executive filed a lawsuit alleging that the company shipped 1 million tainted pods to customers and retailers

A former Juul executive alleged in a lawsuit that the company retaliated against him after he brought up concerns about bad products. Juul calls his claims "baseless."
Bogusky may be best-known for his Truth Initiative anti-smoking ads.

Juul’s Silicon Valley marketing tactics are to blame for its troubles, says longtime advertising exec Alex Bogusky

Bogusky said Juul, like other startups, pushed for growth at any cost by positioning itself as a tech company.

Phillip Morris and Altria’s tobacco mega-merger goes up in smoke as Juul struggles with vaping backlash

The proposed merger of the two tobacco giants would've been the biggest since AT&T's big for Time Warner in 2016.
Federal regulators just put Juul on notice.

Regulators just slammed Juul for portraying its e-cigs as ‘totally safe’ and marketing them to kids at schools

The $38 billion company is facing increasing scrutiny over its role in sparking a teen vaping epidemic.