Economic and Consumer Policy Subcommittee to Examine JUUL’s Role in Youth Nicotine Addition Epidemic

Jul 23, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (July 23, 2019)—On July 24 and 25, 2019, the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, led by Chairman Raja Krishnamoorthi, will hold hearings to examine JUUL Labs, Inc.’s responsibility for the youth nicotine addiction epidemic.

The hearings will feature research experts, parents, and two representatives from JUUL Labs – including the co-founder.

PURPOSE & BACKGROUND

The hearings will build on the Subcommittee’s investigation into JUUL’s role in the youth nicotine addiction epidemic, marketing to youth, misleading health claims, and new partnerships with traditional tobacco companies. 

A livestream of the hearing will be available here.  

DAY 1: Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

              2154 Rayburn House Office Building

WITNESSES

Panel I

Meredith Berkman
Co-founder
Parents Against Vaping E-cigarettes

Rae O’Leary
Public Health Analyst and Researcher
Missouri Breaks Industries Research

Dr. Jonathan Winickoff
Member
American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Robert Jackler
Sewall Professor and Departmental Chair
Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Raymond Niaura (Minority Witness)
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
College of Global Public Health
New York University

Panel II

Senator Richard J. Durbin
Member of Congress

DAY 2: Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.

              2154 Rayburn House Office Building

WITNESSES

Panel I

James Monsees
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer
JUUL Labs, Inc.

Panel II

Ashley Gould 
Chief Administration Officer
JUUL Labs, Inc.

Matthew Myers
President
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

 

116th Congress