Juul co-founder James Monsees plans to leave the company

Introduction of the e-cigarette “Juul” in Germany

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Juul Labs co-founder James Monsees is planning to step down as adviser and board member of the beleaguered e-cigarette company, Bloomberg reports.

“Building this company alongside all of you has been the single most rewarding experience of my career and perhaps my life,” Monsees reportedly wrote in an email to Juul employees. According to Bloomberg, he was planning to spend more time with his family. Formerly the company’s chief product officer, Monsees and Adam Bowen co-founded Juul in 2015.

The company has faced intense scrutiny for how its products allegedly hooked kids on vaping, and claimed that its products help users quit smoking cigarettes.

New York announced in November it was suing Juul for deceptive advertising. The company…

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