Juul bought ads on CartoonNetwork.com, NickJr.com, other kid sites, suit says

Popular e-cigarette maker Juul intentionally and egregiously tailored its marketing to appeal to underage youth, according to a lawsuit filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on February 12. The lawsuit lands as public health officials across the nation are still grappling with an explosion in e-cigarette use by youth, which the Food and Drug Administration has referred to as an “epidemic.” Between 2011 and 2019, recent use of e-cigarettes by middle schoolers increased from 0.6 percent to 10.5 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For high schoolers, use increased from 1.5 percent to 27.5 percent in that timeframe. That means that by 2019, more than 1 in every 4 high school students said they had used e-cigarettes within the last 30-days from the time of the survey. Overall, 5.4 million middle and high school students reported use of e-cigarettes in 2019, a leap up from 3.6 million in 2018, according to the CDC. While there were several e-cigarette makers with questionable appeal to youth, Juul has drawn the fiercest criticism—and several other state lawsuits. Juul is by far the leading brand of e-cigarettes in the US and clearly has...

Oral-care brands are marketing themselves as beauty products

Over the last two years, toothpaste, dental floss and toothbrushes have transformed from being a perfunctory health product to one designed for the beauty aisle. Traditionally, oral-care products were marketed as preventing gingivitis, cavities or bad breath, but today, those products have moved from the drugstore into retailers with a beauty bent. Brand incubator Beach House launched Moon Oral Care in April 2019 and is sold at Ulta. On Tuesday, Hello Products, which launched in 2012, landed in all Ulta doors, on the heels of its acquisition by Colgate-Palmolive in January. Meanwhile, Sephora stocks toothpaste from Kopari and Marvis, among others. Each of these brands is taking their lead from the beauty industry in terms of packaging, formulations, in-store merchandising strategies, social media presence and multi-media content. The buzz these companies are generating is reflected in the category’s performance: According to Mintel, the oral health industry generated more than $8 billion in 2018, a steady increase from relatively flat sales between 2016 and 2017; Mintel predicts the market will reach $9 billion by 2024. Packaging and formulationsCraig Dubitsky, Hello founder, sa...

These are the 28 bestselling and top-rated products of 2019

Our editors have independently selected the items featured in this article because we think they’re worth knowing about. Shop TODAY has affiliate relationships so we may get a small share of the revenue if you buy something through our links. As the year comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular products shoppers couldn’t get enough of in 2019. This past year we saw a slew of style, toy, electronics, food and beauty items — including the most-searched-for on Google — stand the test of time and even become TODAY viewer favorites. Yahoo contributing editor Chassie Post visited TODAY to give us one last look at the bestselling and top-reviewed products of the year. From the always-popular Instant Pot to a pair of highly-rated leggings, Post gives us the scoop on the items you’ll want to snag to kick off 2020 in style. Amazon’s most popular leggings are a favorite among TODAY shoppers and boast over 14,000 reviews. The comfy $13 leggings are made with a soft-to-the-touch “peach skin” fabric and are perfect for all body types. Available in 25 colors, this simple piece can be worn anywhere from the gym to running errands...

Vistra Energy Chief Executive Officer, Curt Morgan, to be Featured in Upcoming Podcast Interview on “The Stock Podcast”

IRVING, Texas, Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) today announced that Curt Morgan, Vistra’s president and chief executive officer, will be featured in an upcoming podcast interview on “The Stock Podcast,” hosted by Nate Abercrombie.  The podcast interview will be available beginning at 9 a.m. ET (8 a.m. CT) today, Dec. 12, 2019, from a link in the investor relations section of Vistra’s website, www.vistraenergy.com, and at www.thestockpodcast.com. Celuka White Pvc Foam Board About Vistra Energy Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) is a premier, integrated, Fortune 350 energy company based in Irving, Texas, providing essential resources for customers, commerce, and communities. Vistra combines an innovative, customer-centric approach to retail with safe, reliable, diverse, and efficient power generation. The company brings its products and services to market in 20 states and the District of Columbia, including six of the seven competitive retail markets in the U.S. and markets in Canada and Japan, as well. Serving nearly 5 million residential, commercial, and industrial retail customers with electricity and gas, Vistra is the largest compe...

Oprah Just Featured Products Made by 23 Women (Yes, Lady Gaga Is One of Them) in Her Gift Guide

The media queen released her 2019 holiday gift guide – and a third of it is brought to us by women entrepreneurs. The holiday shopping season is nearly upon us. Ahead of that, Oprah released a list full of recommended gift-able goodies — many of them made by women. Every year, the media mogul publishes a list of her “favorite things” that could serve as ideal presents. Of the 79 items she featured for the 2019 holidays, 23 of them are brought to us by women-owned businesses. Some of those female founders are familiar to us — like Sara Blakely, the billionaire behind undergarment company, Spanx. And some of them are international household names for other reasons, like singer Lady Gaga, actress Sarah Jessica Parker and former FLOTUS Michelle Obama. A hemp spa treatment set is made by Gloria L. Williams for customers’ pampering needs. ($150 per set) CEO Denise Lee and her team are offering a simple sweatshirt to comfort-loving customers. ($135 each) These black pants come from the Sara Blakely-founded brand best known for its undergarments. ($110-$128 each) A DIY cheese and charcuterie board made by Boo Simms and Sarah Simms Hendrix lets you assemble the appetizers yourself....

Veteran-Owned Start Up Authentically American Featured in Forbes | Business

Authentically American®, a veteran-owned company that offers premium-branded apparel and merchandise exclusively Made in the USA, today announces its recent Interview with well-respected global business publication, Forbes Magazine. Forbes writer, Jim Vinoski interviewed the company’s Founder and CEO, Dean Wegner. Their discussion focused on the story behind the company’s founding in 2017, Authentically American’s vision ‘to build an iconic American brand that is truly American made’, and how the heart of the company’s mission is their passion for job creation, which is why everything they make, no exceptions, is American made. “We are honored to have our Authentically American story featured in Forbes,” said Dean Wegner, Authentically American’s Founder and CEO. “Our biggest opportunity as a 2+ year old startup is brand awareness and exposure. The article in Forbes brings a national media spotlight to Authentically American and how we serve both business customers and individual consumers with high quality, competitively priced, Made in USA products.” Authentically American has a two-fold business model. They partner with businesses of all sizes, colleges and high schools, char...

Manual Tube Crimping Machine Market analyzes the impact followed by restraints and opportunities and projected developments (2019-2026)

The market intelligence study Manual Tube Crimping Machine weighs upon its global standing in the forecast period from 2019 to 2026.  The study employs both primary and secondary research techniques to assess, interpret, segment as well as forecast the total revenue generated by the industry across different regions. To determine the size, share and development rate of the business, the research determines the performance across different product categories and geography. The study further offers detailed statistical analysis regarding key factors including the drivers, opportunities, challenges and restraints that have a substantial effect on the progress of the Manual Tube Crimping Machine market. This study relies on the evolution of the industry to derive the trends that are observed. A significant increase in the global market is visible, which promises the expansion of the market in the coming years. If you are a Manual Tube Crimping Machine vendor than this article will help you understand the Sales Volume with Impacting Trends. Click To get FREE SAMPLE PDF (Including Full TOC, Table & Figures) @ https://www.marketexpertz.com/sample-enquiry-form/21988 The subject matt...

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This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Sister island to Aruba and Bonaire, Curacao’s idyllic Dutch Caribbean shores attract many different types of visitors. From large groups on family vacations looking for a convenient beachside location and the little extra amenities that make it a bit easier for travelers with kids, to solo or more adventurous travelers interested in independently exploring the island. Whether you choose to stay at a guesthouse or private rental or splash out on a more luxurious all-inclusive hotel, Curacao has plenty of accommodation options to welcome you year-round. The Sunscape Curacao Resort Spa & Casino is a great choice for families with its large recently renovated rooms, some with very convenient kitchen facilities. Children are welcome to attend the Explorer Kids Club which offers fun activities and events every day of your stay. There are also four swimming pools and a section of beach...

K 2019: Coherent with new laser solutions for polymer processing

Laser manufacturer Coherent will present a range of sub-systems and systems that service a variety of plastics processing tasks, including welding, cutting, degating and marking. Whatever the application, these tools enable the plastics fabricator to reduce production costs, improve quality and yields, and implement more environmentally friendly processing.  One key product on display will be the Coherent ExactWeld 230 P, a turnkey tool that enables particle-free high-throughput welding of small to medium sized polymer parts. This system combines a diode laser, servo-controlled clamping and responsive software to deliver distortion-free weld quality and rapid cycle times. This makes the ExactWeld 230 P a solution for polymer part joining in automotive displays, instrumentation, sensors and lights, medical equipment, housings and tube connectors, as well as consumer electronics and appliances. Another Coherent product is the PowerLine E 8 QT, a compact, air-cooled, Class IV sub-system that utilizes an easy-to-integrate 8 W UV laser to enable high-speed marking of polycarbonates, plexiglass, PMMA and other plastics. Plus, it combines modular, high performance scan optics and a sop...

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Today, American Trucking Associations announced it is renewing WABCO, the leading

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Today, American Trucking Associations announced it is renewing WABCO, the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies, as an ATA Business Solutions Featured Product Provider. “Effective brakes and brake systems have always played a key role in the trucking industry and the safety of America’s highways,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “WABCO upholds the safety standards that are essential to us and our members as trucking moves into the future.” WABCO is the pioneer behind single-piston air disc brake technology. MAXXUS single-piston Air Disc Brakes (ADB) offer up to 25 percent fewer parts compared to double-piston designs, which reduces complexity and can lead to easier maintenance and increased vehicle uptime. “WABCO’s industry leading, single-piston air disc brake technology for commercial vehicles provides a strong foundation for autonomous trucks and trailers of the future,” said Jon Morrison, WABCO president, Americas. “ADB plays an essential role in active braking as the industry works towards the goal of autonomy and plato...

Forth Dimension Displays to Supply 3.1 MPixel Spatial Light Modulator Featured in Optalysys Optical Computing Product

DALGETY BAY, Scotland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ:KOPN)– Forth Dimension Displays Limited (ForthDD), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kopin Corporation announced today that it is supplying its QXGA 3.1 MPixel Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) to Optalysys. Based in Castleford, UK, Optalysys is a leader in optical computing, having recently launched the world’s first commercial optical processing system, the FT:X 2000, using phase modulation technology. ForthDD is a manufacturer of fast high-resolution SLMs based on ferroelectric liquid crystal on silicon (FLCOS), designed to offer phase modulation at speeds well above 2 kHz. Optical processing comes at a pivotal time of change in computing. Demand for artificial intelligence (AI) is exploding just as silicon-based processing is facing the fundamental problem of Moore’s Law breaking down. Optalysys is addressing this problem with its revolutionary optical processing technology, enabling new levels of AI performance for high resolution image and video-based applications. The technology is being developed to accelerate some of the most demanding processor-intensive tasks at a fraction of the energy consumpti...

9 Soothing Products People Swear By for Sunburn Relief

Not to brag or anything, but in my entire three decades of life, I’ve been fortunate to have only felt the sting of a sunburn once. “A sunburn is a skin response to too much ultraviolet B exposure,” assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego Melanie Palm, M.D., tells SELF. No matter how many layers of sunscreen I applied before hitting the beach that day, or the fact that I sat under an umbrella in a wide-brimmed hat and one-piece swimsuit, it happened. Blame it on my need to constantly wade in the ocean water and bask in the sun and my forgetfulness around reapplying sunscreen instead of staying put in the shade. And just to be clear, the best way to treat a sunburn is to avoid getting one in the first place by using (and reapplying) sunscreen, staying in the shade when possible, and covering your skin. (But if you’re reading this, that probably didn’t all go as planned.) According to Dr. Palm, intense exposure of UVB rays rays can cause a toxic cellular response that affects both the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) and upper dermis (the second layer of skin). Shortly after exposure, some cells in the upper layers of skin can become so unhea...