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Juul to pay $439 million in settlement over marketing to teens

Juul to pay $439 million in settlement over marketing to teens

Comment on this story Comment E-cigarette company Juul, which at the height of its success dominated the market with its sweet flavors, has agreed to pay $438.5 million in a settlement with 33 states and one territory over marketing its product to teens. Connecticut Attorney General William Tong (D), who led the plaintiff effort, said …

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Why teen boys and girls will sext no matter what you tell them

Why teen boys and girls will sext no matter what you tell them

One in three teenagers have received a sext — and this number is only growing, according to a new book. “It just puts you in an awkward situation. You always have to be paranoid in these circumstances,” a 12-year old explained in “Behind Their Screens: What Teens Are Facing (And Adults Are Missing)” (MIT Press), …

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Six Flags CEO: ‘We became a cheap day care center for teenagers’

Six Flags CEO: ‘We became a cheap day care center for teenagers’

Six Flags revealed it has shed nearly 2 million customers during the past year – a drop that came partly because of an initiative to weed out “rowdy teenagers,” according to the company’s CEO. The Arlington, Texas-based theme park’s shares tumbled 18% to $21.12 on Thursday after it disclosed that attendance at its 27 parks …

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Instagram will start nudging teens away from content they continuously browse through

Instagram will start nudging teens away from content they continuously browse through

After Instagram announced a new initiative meant to “nudge” teen users away from harmful content last year, the platform says it’s finally rolling out the feature in the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. If a teen’s spending too long on Instagram’s Explore page looking at posts with a particular theme, the platform …

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