Chicago Files 1st Suit Over Flavored Tobacco After New Ban

By Mike Curley (February 1, 2021, 8:33 PM EST) -- The Windy City has sued an e-cigarette seller over its alleged sales of flavored tobacco products and for marketing to minors, saying the site flaunts its defiance of both federal regulations and local age restrictions on buying tobacco and electronic cigarettes.

In a complaint filed in Illinois federal court on Friday, the city of Chicago said Vapes.com, which is owned by Equte LLC, markets and sells flavored e-cigarettes to residents, despite a new law passed in September that makes it illegal to sell such products to Chicagoans.

According to the city, a supervisor with the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer...

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