FTC Seeks E-Cigarette Cos.' Data On Advertising, Sales

By Jack Queen (October 3, 2019, 5:18 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday ordered six e-cigarette makers to hand over extensive sales, advertising and promotional data from the past four years, joining the widening fray of government agencies probing the industry after a spate of mysterious vaping-relating illnesses nationwide.

The orders demand detailed data on sales and giveaways of e-cigarette products, information about their chemical composition and flavorings, annual amounts spent on advertising and promotion and information about the companies' product placement, influencer marketing and social media activities.

The FTC sent the orders to Juul Labs Inc., R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., Fontem U.S. Inc., Logic Technology Development LLC,...

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