Attorney General Maura Healey filed suit Friday against eight online e-cigarette sellers her office says is violating the new state law banning sales of flavored tobacco products in Massachusetts.
Healey filed the complaint Friday in Suffolk Superior Court, alleging the out-of-state companies improperly sold flavored tobacco products to Massachusetts buyers and failed to protect against delivery of their products to minors. Her office announced the suits Monday morning.
The eight companies are Ejuiceconnect.com and Fuggin Vapor Co., both of Florida; Lan & Mike International Trading Inc. d/b/a VaporDNA and Suorin USA, both of California; Level Up Vapor of Kansas; Next Day Vapes of New Jersey; IPurchase Online d/b/a Vape Society Supply d/b/a Vape Society Supplies, of Nevada; and 2nd Wife Vape of Texas. According to Healey's office, the companies sold vaping products in "flavors that appeal to young people," including "Unicorn Frappe," "Gingerbread Dude" and "Rainbow Nuggets."
Healey is seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent illegal sales while the court case proceeds, and a hearing on that motion is set for Jan. 7.
"These companies are in flagrant violation of our new state law that was put in place to protect young people from the serious harms caused by vaping," Healey said in a statement.